Before settling on the title "Monty Python's Flying Circus," the British comedy troupe considered several other potential names for their TV series, including "Owl Stretching Time," "The Toad Elevating Moment" and "A Horse, A Spoon, and a Basin."
The show was very nearly titled "Gwen Dibley's Flying Circus," after a girl one of the Python members had attended school with in his youth. He thought it would be funny if Gwen, whom he hadn't seen or spoken to in years, turned on the TV one night to find out she had a show named after her. The BBC apparently nixed the idea fearing that the "real" Gwen Dibley might sue.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals has just conceded their loss in a class action law suit over their diabetes drug Actos. They are setting aside billions of dollars for the alleged victims who suffer from bladder cancer. The company destroyed evidence, which may have been the turning point in these cases, while they also began losing individual cases. As an aside, we have a relative who is a victim. This is a victory for US lawyers, as the cases were filed in the United States. The lawyers want more money for the victims, so it is still in pending status. We all know lawyers want more money for themselves too. However, they did a good job.
It is a quiet Friday night here so I thought to add another fact close to my home and your own. There is a beautiful plant here called the water hyacinth--my rabbits tell me the leaves are quite tasty. In 1884 some were taken to a plant exhibition in New Orleans, and some Americans bought them and took them home. They grow fast, so they threw the excess plants out in streams and ponds. Now, they have spread throughout the southern US and since they grow so thick they block the sunlight, make the water stagnant, and kill the native fish. (That is not a problem here since the fish species are adapted to the plant.) Not as amazing as all the Pythons in Florida, I admit, but still important.
Fact: Australia is known as "the lucky country" and "the best country in the world".
Reality: This is marketing hype to sell Australia to the rest of the world. Australia is nice and has space, wildlife and good beaches. But I think it might be overstating things to call it the best country in the world. It is marketing hype designed to sell real estate. I've seen this noted in a few places (not just making it up).
The Game Station web site ran a test to see if anyone bothered to read their TOS before agreeing to use the site. The TOS stated that you gave the rights of your immortal soul to the site, now and for ever more. No one complained but plenty of users clicked the "read and agree to the TOS". Most of the other sites out there are just as bad. Have you ever read the TOS before clicking?
Did you know that 9/11 happened next to a little church that George Washington did his first act as president of the United States? He took cabinet members, Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress,with him for the beginning act of the United States' first President. It was to pray a prayer of consecration over the United States to God. Paraphrasing; "If we follow after Him He asked for a blessing, If we didn't he asked for God's blessing to leave". The sycamore tree, (symbol of Gods protection)in front of the church saved the church on 9/11. It was made a statue of, and was replaced with a Cedar (symbol of strength) and is the seventh of nine "Harbingers from God" warning us about judgement on our nation. Isiah 9:10. (the only other nation consecrated to God was Israel. This is the same warning given to Israel 400 yrs before Christ. The end of God speaking to His prophets until Jesus). In April on the first day of Passover that tree was removed because it was dying. It was burned on the next day which was the first of four Blood Moons this year on a High Holy Day in the Biblical Calander. The next big event is September thirteen. Blood Moon at Roshashana. Going seven years backwards(to the day) on the Hebrew Calander their was the biggest stock market crash in American history on September 7. It fell 777.7 points seven years ( again God seems to work on the Hebrew Calander 29 Eluh) after the opening of the stock market in the year of 9/11. True and frightening isn't it? Hope I gave you enough tome to prepare. These are the facts and the prophetic reality is coming to pass. God says; "I love you! Return to me!" These are the last days.
I could write on this for hours but The Holy Spirit is Calling you home. Please come. JT
The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai-whenuakitanatahu. Located in Porangahau, Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, it is the Ngati Kere Maori name for a hill in honour of their ancestor Tamatea Pokai Whenua.
People have allergies to lots of things that are generally recognized as safe. Humans have abnormal immune system reactions to all sorts of different things. If it doesn't cause an immune reaction in most people, it won't be considered unsafe for most people.
People who aren't allergic to MSG just need to remember that it must be counted toward daily sodium intake if you're watching your salt intake.
If you are allergic to MSG, you'll want to avoid tomatoes, aged cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, seaweed, soy sauce, Vegemite and a bunch of other foods. Those are the ones I can recall offhand. I use them to add umami flavor to my cooking with their naturally occurring MSG.
Mount Rainier in the Pacific Northwest is one of the Nation's most dangerous volcanoes. It looms over Seattle and Tacoma. The volcano is active, but currently at rest. Mt. Rainier is majestic, soaring almost 3 miles above sea level. Its beauty is very deceptive. I grew up near this mountain that has had untold eruptions the last 500,000 years. Eruptions can occur with little or no warning.
(1) Over 80% of Russian POWs died under Nazi capture in World War II. (2) Russian POWs in World War II didn't have Geneva Convention coverage as Stalin considered Russian POWs to be traitors if they "allowed" themselves to be captured.
A parrot's taste buds are located on the roof (inside) of their beaks instead of on their tongues. Thier tongues are used more like a "finger" to manipulate food. Funny to imagine having that arrangement...
Country music superstar Glen Campbell began his career as a member of "The Wrecking Crew" - the group of studio musicians who played (uncredited) on dozens of hit records in the 1960s, including Phil Spector's famous "Wall of Sound" recordings.
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