Tuesday, May 14, 2013


~  The name of the fast-talking alien dog in "Men in Black" is Frank.

~  The song being performed when Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson's costume, exposing a breast, during the Superbowl halftime was"Rock Your Body."  Timberlake was singing the line "I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song" when the incident occurred.

~  The "Breakfast of Champions" referred to in the title of Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 novel is a martini.  In the novel the phrase (borrowed from Wheaties cereal) is used by a waitress whenever she serves the cocktail.

~  Each year the moon moves1.5 inches farther away from Earth.  This is according to measurements made by bouncing laser beams off reflectors that the Apollo astronauts left on the lunar surface.

~  Writer Rudyard Kipling painted his golf balls red when he lived in Vermont in the 1890's so that he could play snow golf - a version of golf that he invented - and the red paint made it easier for him to locate balls in the snow.

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