Saturday, July 12, 2008

10 Things I Didn't Know Last Week

1. Popeyes (the chicken franchise) was named after the character Popeye Doyle in The French Connection.

2. The Guinness Book of World Records was started over an argument about the fastest game bird in Europe. Duh--an unladen swallow.

3. The original author of the Guinness Book of World Records was assassinated by the IRA.

4. People still listen to heavy metal.

5. People from Newcastle-upon-Tyne are called Geordies.

6. Wikitravel is awesome.

7. Angelina Jolie's paternal uncle (Jon Voight's brother) wrote "Wild Thing."

8. The Black Panthers wanted "all black men exempt from military service."

9. Rastafarians believe that Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie was the messiah.

10. James Thurber wrote children's books.

Photo (apropos of nothing) via Flickr user Neato Coolville.

1 comment:

  1. people from manchester are called mancunians and people from liverpool are liverpudlians.