Ian Fleming (creator of the 007 spy character) named the debonair secret agent after a prominent Philadelphia ornithologist who was named “James Bond.”
In 860 A.D., Pope Nicholas I ordered that all engagement rings must be fashioned from gold. Pope Nick likely made goldsmiths wealthier and placed many suitors of fair maidens in some despair.
It was 75 years ago (June of 1938) that Superman made his debut in Action Comics #1.
I am so thankful that I did not buy that item: The 24.78 carat Graff Pink Diamond recently sold for $46,000,000. Presently, someone has discovered the jewel has a flaw - invisible to the naked eye, but a definite flaw.
I need to point out that Australian Adam Scott won the 2013 Master’s Golf Tournament – and not Scott Adams as some Doofus Column Writer (me) had listed in an embarrassing typo.
The name “Ping-Pong” was trademarked in 1901 by a manufacturer of table tennis equipment. Creative company owners invented and chose the name because they thought it mimicked the sounds of their bouncing white balls.
Grapefruit are a nutritious citrus delight with a caveat. Pharmacists warn that grapefruit can dangerously react with at least 43 distinct drug medications.
Do you know where your favorite towel is? May 25 is National Towel Day.
From 1811 to 1818, a group of British folk actively campaigned against the advent of machines. They perceived the devices to be works of the devil that replaced common workers. Factories (and factory owners) were attacked and much equipment was destroyed. The group was dubbed the “Luddites” and occasionally one still finds the label applied to anyone perceived to be “against my project.” Well, if you converse with Adam Scott, please assure him my faux pas was most unintentional. Have a great week.
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