Tuesday, July 12, 2011


~  The world's first televised sports spectacular was the Joe Loius - Bill Conn heavyweight championship at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 1946.  It was seen by 45,266 paying spectators at the stadium plus an estimated 150,000 TV viewers.

~  Mouse fur was used to make fake eyebrows that were considered fashionable in the 18th century.  Real eyebrows would be shaved off and replaced with fake ones.

~  The Margherita pizza's colors were intended to represent the colors of the flag of Italy - red (tomatoes), shite (mozzarella), and green (fresh basil).  Created in the late 19th century, it was named in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy.

~  Sean Connery made his professional acting debut onstage as a sailor in the chorus of "South Pacific" in 1951, in London.

~  The daisy was originally known as "day's eye" because its petals, like the human eye, open in the morning and close at night.  Through usage, day's eye eventually became daisy.

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