Thursday, March 23, 2006

THE TEN: little known facts

inspired by Robert

10. their have been three different versions of Sprite Remix. Tropical, Berry Clear & Aruba Jam. all three have since been discontinued with no explanation.

9. The Super Bowl got it's name when the daughter of Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt was playing with a 'super ball' - thus inspring the name. the first 'Super Bowl' to use Super Bowl in it's title was Super Bowl III.

8. Brian Wilson was obsessed with creating the 'new sound' and viewed The Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' as a response to the Beatles 'Rubber Soul'. the never released Beach Boys album 'Smile' was the new sound. the project was shelved by Wilson after the trouble 'selling' Smile to bandmates and their record label and after The Beatles released Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - realizing that the Beatles has trumped his ideas.

7. Coca Cola was originally green.

6. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great,
Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

5. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front
leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in
battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

4. Johnny Cash wrote the song Walk the Line to his first wife - as a means of saying he would be true to her while on the road. Ironnically - the movie Walk the Line is largely about Cash and June Carter's deep connection leading up to their marriage.

3. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

2. Jack Bauer is immortal.

1. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

bonus: It is impossible to lick your elbow. go ahead and try!

enjoy more little known facts.


Jen said...

Thanks for the thoughts to ponder today ;)

Anonymous said...

I wonder how some people come up with these things. Like the nutmeg, What are they thinking, "Today I think I will inject some nutmeg into my veins?
I have heard of the statue thing before. And I am glad that soda isn't green. I don't know how I would feel about that. :) Did you try all 3 of the Sprite Remix? I know you and jen like to try the different Jone's Sodas.

Anonymous said...

I saw this one. And I would believe it. They have pepsi, I think? Maybe they don't....I know that everything was always Coca-Cola in town. Even the glasses they served it in.
Their Coca Cola is also more acidic then here in the states. If you leave it in a can, over a period of time I will start eating through it. And it tastes more like diet coke rather than original coke.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.