Tuesday, February 8, 2011


 ~  The green jackets at the Masters Tournament were first used in 1937 and were worn by club members so they could easily spotted by tournament spectators seeking information.  The current tradition of awarding a green jacket to the champion was started in 1949, when Sam Snead was the winner.

 ~  Henry Ford threatened to "be through with manufacturing" if Prohibition was repealed.  He explained, "I wouldn't be interested in putting automobiles into the hands of a generation soggy with drink."  He didn't deliver on his threat when Prohibition was repealed.

~  The Kit Kat bar is considered a good luck charm by test-taking Japanese students.  Its Japanese pronunciation, kitto katto, sounds very much like the phrase kitto katsu, which roughly translates to mean "win without fail."

 ~  Spuds McKenzie was really a female bull terrier named Honey Tree Evil Eye.

~  The Jeffersons sitcom ran for 253 episodes from 1975 to 1985, 43 more than its parent sitcom, All in the Family, which ran for 210 episodes from 1971 to 1979.

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