The Deep Purple song "Smoke On The Water" was inspired by an actual event - a fire at the Montreaux Casino in Switzerland.
The band planned to record an album in the casino's theatre but the night before they were due to begin, the building caught fire during a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - when a fan in the audience fired a flare gun into the roof.
The title "Smoke on the Water" came from the band's experience of helplessly watching the venue burn, and seeing smoke from the fire drift across the lake from the Casino towards their hotel.
Premarin, a tablet that is prescribed to post-menopausal women to replace lost estrogen. Premarin is PREgnant MARes urINe, which is where the estrogen is harvested. Kinda makes you wonder about other medications, doesn't it?
Bugs Bunny was named after an animator at the Warner Bros. cartoon studio - Ben Hardaway, whose nickname was "Bugs," was working on a new cartoon starring an unnamed rabbit character. The model sheets for the rabbit were labeled "Bugs's Bunny," and the name stuck.
The engineer who designed the Japanese Kamikaze dive-bombing planes of WWII felt bad about his role in the war, so at its end, he decided to use his skills for peace by designing the body of the Shinkansen (Bullet Train), which has, to this day, operated with zero accident-caused fatalities.
These days, footballs are typically made from cowhide or vulcanized rubber, making their nickname "pigskins" somewhat ironic. Football fans often perpetuate the idea that footballs used to be made of pigskin, which is how they got their nickname, but it turns out this isn't the case.
in 1518 Strasburg there was an outbreak of perhaps the strangest form of plague the world has ever seen. The plague caused infected people to dance uncontrollably, some even to their death. Even to this day no one knows why it happened.
Yes! I know! It is a fear of mine... having to have brain surgery whilst being awake. You know there would be sounds and smells... what a horror! (You would certainly know what an ear of corn felt like.)
Before 1987 newborns had surgery performed on them without anesthesia. They would give the infants something to paralyze them. Doctors believed newborns couldn't feel pain. Even open heart surgery was performed without putting the baby under. But before surgery they didn't tell this to the parents This stopped after a mother found out and took it to court
I couldn't sleep either when I discovered this, and feel it is the most horrific thing an adult human could do to his own, especially the infants. Doctors got upset about the new law passed saying they had to administer anesthesia to newborns Thank God prayers are answered.
Beth, since you like puppies I thought you would enjoy this one. All of the puppies and dogs in the US produce about 4 billion gallons of urine each year (which explains why all of your fire hydrants are so rusty).
Cleopatra lived closer in time to the building of the first Pizza Hut than to the building of the pyramids. (Construction on the pyramids of Giza took place roughly from 2550 B.C. to 2490 B.C., while Cleopatra, the last active Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was born in 69 B.C. and died in 30 B.C.)
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