The five members of Spice Girls reunite to launch Viva Forever!, a new West End musical based on the sounds they make. Link
It is a common misconception that Mary Chapin Carpenter is closely related to Chapin, when in fact they are merely fifth cousins. Link
In the early 2000s the song gained some additional exposure and popularity when it was used in the marketing for the American Pie series of comedy films, with a cover by Matt Nathanson featuring on the third and fourth films’ soundtracks. When performed by Matt Nathanson live he often creates a lot of banter over the vocals after the second verse, where he encourages the audience to sing...
He played the villain character Tattoo in Elektra (2005). Tattoo is one of four Kirigi’s top ninja assassins. He is silent but deadly. He has the dark magic to make the animal tattoos spreading over his body become alive to do his bidding. At the movies, he is shown to have at least four animal tattoos: snake, eagle, spider, and wolf. Tattoo is eventually killed by Elektra as he is using his...
Serendipity (book series)
The animals in the Serendipity books include both real animals such as bears, cats, dogs, horses, squirrels, rabbits. There also are mythical creatures, such as unicorns, dragons, sea monsters, and pegasus to name a few. Cosgrove also invented his own creatures such as the wheedle, hucklebug and kritter. The stories told in the series teach children important lessons because they are based on...
In the Channel 4 documentary Pump Up The Volume, Knuckles remarks that the first time he heard the term “house music” was upon seeing “we play house music” on a sign in the window of a bar on Chicago’s South Side. One of the people in the car with him joked, “you know, that’s the kind of music you play down at the Warehouse!”, and then everybody...
The name Lasix is derived from the phrase “lasts six (hours)” — referring to its duration of action. Intravenous and oral Lasix lasts two to four hours. Link
London in film
“Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” The immortal (or at least lastingly sprightly) Cliff Richard was, briefly, a genuine film star with three successful musical comedies in the early 1960s. The first of these, The Young Ones (1961), was set in London. Cliff, The Shadows, and his other chums need money to save their youth club, so they set up a pirate radio station to generate...
Major League Baseball rivalries
Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants While many fans have a very strong dislike for the other team, some others actually like both. Bay Area baseball fans tend to disagree with each other on this topic. Link
You Are Here
See also Earth’s location in the universe Link
Sean Casey (wrestler)
Sean “The sexy one ” Casey is an American professional wrestler who wrestles on the southeast independent circuit. he is known to prowl around the citys with lots of girls acting like he owns the place. he is very approachable with a little smugness he truly does live his gimmick. Link
Coming of age
In the United States, Mexico and in Canada, when a child reaches the age of 16 he or she is allowed to drive and sometimes receives the responsibility of owning their own car. Girls’ 16th Birthdays are traditionally called Sweet Sixteens. Depending on the family’s religion or family background, there may be a ceremony signifying their coming of age. Some parents are very good about...
Importantly, the testes are also a male erogenous zone. Link
The electronics in many attachable bidets draws the attention of those who like gadgets. Gadgets capture the imagination. They allow us to do things that we never thought possible. With a bidet remote control, the gadget factor goes through the roof. You can have things happen without touching anything on the attachment itself. That is a real attraction for many. They learn to like the benefits...
Mr. Clean has always smiled, except for a brief time in the mid-1960s during the “Mean Mr. Clean” series of ads when he was frowning because he hated dirt. Link
The record was short-lived, however, as the July 7 episode held the attention of 2.4 million viewers, and the July 28 episode attracted 2.7 million viewers, again winning the time slot and also being the most-watched show on television that day among men 18-24, 18-34, and 25-34. Link (Thanks, ScurvyJake)
The character was originally conceptualized as “The Disco Queen” with the power to make people tell the truth. Initially, no one wanted anything to do with the project. Link
Since its premiere, Weinerville has drawn the attention of such shows as Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America and The Early Show for being television’s first and only half-man/half-puppet variety show where kids are transformed into puppet citizens. Link
John Elwes (politician)
On the day of the race, Elwes rode on horseback from Suffolk to the racetrack with nothing to eat for fourteen hours save a piece of pancake which he had put into his pocket two months earlier and which he swore to a startled companion was “as good as new”. Link
Evander Berry Wall
A journalist of the New York American, Blakely Hall, made Wall famous, proclaiming him in 1888 “King of the Dudes” for having won the “Battle of the Dudes” against Robert “Bob” Hilliard, another sartorial dude when, during the blizzard of 1888, he strode into a bar clad in gleaming boots of patent leather that went to his hips. Nevertheless, some historians...
Oualidia (pronounced “Walidia”) is a little coastal village in Morocco situated between El Jadida and Safi. It owns the largest bird habitat. Link
A limited edition in 2009 had 2 flavors represented by cavepeople reminiscent of the Flintstones. Besides the ‘tub’ in their names, they would be Lulu and Ook. Link
Latin for All Occasions
The translations are mostly direct, so an English expression like “Get your ducks in a row” is translated as Anates tuas in acie instrue. The significance of having ducks lined up would presumably be a mystery to an ancient Roman, or indeed to a non-American. Link
He has 16 published novels, with elements including cancer, death, pirates, and love. Link
The newcomers to the land were the Pequots. The Pequots were a branch on the Mohawks of who were most feared. They were brave and heartless. They had little sympathy which allowed them to create horrifying types of torture for their enemies. They wrote their names in blood and fire all over but also in Groton, Connecticut. Link (Thanks, Ala)
Men Without Hats
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Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story
Several publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Patriot News, pointed out what they saw as the irony of the book’s title. Link
Emergency intervention A compromise position between safety and strictness allows for a backup release mechanism that is available immediately, but carries with it some penalty or cost with its use. For example, keys could be placed in a bucket of paint. The person in self-bondage can escape quickly if necessary, such as a fire breaking out, or excessive numbness of limbs. However, the annoyance...
Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
There are noticeable examples of references to Alice in Wonderland: Manic man in a top hat The card deck turns Shaggy and Scooby into characters that look very similar to the Mock Turtle and the Griffin The train that drives upward Two bickering twin guys (goblin nights) and of course, a bunch of magic Link
Let It Ride (Bachman-Turner Overdrive song)
Background Bachman-Turner Overdrive got the idea for this song when they were on tour. They were driving along a highway in the US when a few truckers decided to have some fun with the band, who were riding in a little van from Canada. The truckers boxed them in and slowed down to a crawl. When they finally turned into a truckstop the band followed them with the intent to give them a good talking...
The Mind Eraser
All 4 of the Mind Erasers are Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster models, also known as SLCs. They are the standard model. Dozens of SLCs identical to Mind Eraser exist around the world, and even more exist if you take into account slight modifications to the layout, and even completely different layouts. Link
Pickersgill's Banana Frog
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, arable land, pastureland, urban areas, heavily degraded former forest, ponds, and seasonally flooded agricultural...
Columbia was reluctant to release the short, but did so, only because it included a bear. Link
Though not liked in its day, it became a cult classic and one of Craven’s early films. Link
During the scene describing the extremely complex playoff system (complete with “a blind-choice round robin” and “the two-man sack race held on consecutive Sundays”), references were made to teams in Boston, Buffalo, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Oakland, Toronto, Tampa, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Denver. No nicknames or mascots were given for these. Some teams on the...
Reseda, Los Angeles
The Sav On, previously mentioned (it was actually there in the 1950s) was where we kids would go to stock up on candy, three candy bars for a quarter, before the start of the movie. Also, next door, was a donut shop with a giant donut on top. In a tragic move, that giant donut was torn down when a corner gas station replaced the donut shop. Link
Stylonematophyceae grown very large testicles red algae. Link
The Year of the Angry Rabbit
Much more than just a sci-fi novel about giant rabbits, it is a savagely humorous indictment of war, nationalism and capitalism. Link
Many Car Crazy Trivia answers use Wikipedia as an information source, making it one of the first television shows that openly credits Wikipedia, rather than questioning Wikipedia’s accuracy. Link
Shiatsu is usually performed on a futon mat, with clients fully clothed. It is also performed on horses. Link (Thanks, Daniel)
In 1990, Jumpin’ Jack Monterey Cheese flavored Doritos were introduced. Unfortunately, this flavor was later discontinued to the dismay of many Dorito fans. Link
The rattail saw a brief period of mainstream popularity during the 1980s and has rapidly fallen out of vogue. However, it has recently[clarification needed] seen renewed popularity. Link
The name of the drink appears to have come about in order to shock people. Other drinks whose names were likewise derived include “silk panties”, “Sex on the Beach”, and “screaming orgasm”. There are, however, some vague common characteristics between the drink and of a woman’s breast, such as the coloration and the milky taste and textural qualities. Link (Thanks, Jolie!)
On September 11, 2001 during a break on CNN in the United States, a Ditech commercial was running before being cut midway, to announce that a plane had struck one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. This would then begin CNN’s ongoing live footage of the September 11 attacks. Link
The Jonestown mass suicide, which inspired the phrase to “drink the kool-aid”, was actually perpetrated with Flavor Aid. Link
Beatrice Harper was born and raised Riverside, California on July 28, 1927 and later married his college seatheart Paul Fussell, but in 1981 the couple filed for divorced. Link
His father is a South Korean actor back in the days where film was watch in black and white. Link
Even though there is no absolute sense of continuity in the stories, certain plot and presentation elements remain mostly constant, including purposeful contradictions in Popeye’s capabilities. Though at times he seems bereft of manners or uneducated, Popeye is often depicted as capable of coming up with solutions to problems that (to the police, or, most importantly, the scientific...
Bill Allen (actor)
Bill has toured extensively for the band The Pipefitters with his harmonica, alongside actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Link (Thanks, Sillstaw)