Saturday, June 30, 2007

10 Things I Didn't Know Last Week

1. "The character Farfour, a Mickey Mouse look-alike who preached Islamic domination on 'Tomorrow’s Pioneers,' a Hamas-affiliated children’s television show, was beaten to death in the final episode Friday by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour’s land."

2. Leprosy is also called Hansen's Disease, and it's not the malady described in the Bible. The confusion comes from an old mistranslation of Hebrew scriptures. The disease mentioned in the Bible is better known as tzaraath.

3. From the Department of WTF? Casting: Tom Hanks is going to play Charlie Wilson in the movie Charlie Wilson's War.

4. Dwight Eisenhower had never seen combat when he became commander of the U.S. troops in Europe.

5. The Richard III Society is comprised of people attempting to repair Richard's reputation. Their site features a game where you can "rearrange Henry Tudor's face."

6. Ho Chi Minh was a kitchen assistant at the Ritz Hotel in Paris during the meetings for the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.

7. Scarlett O'Hara was originally named "Pansy."

8. The Governor of California does not keep a schedule or make appointments. (A Perfect Mess, print only).

9. Darwin's publisher told him a book on pigeons would sell better than his book on evolution.

10. Judd Apatow has three movies coming out next summer.

1 comment:

  1. 1) your 100 word story was AWESOME and very funny (I voted for you.)

    2) I've just spent some lovely time rearranging Henry Tudor's face.