Happy 12-13-14 Day!
USA Today notes
that we don't get another sequential calendar day for 20 years, when we'll arrive at 1-2-34 day.
There was Christmas Jones, sent to prison for debt in January 1815.
Christmas Allen (father and son), both charged with larceny.
And Christmas Crisp, who did six months for larceny in 1837. His son, Christmas Crisp Junior, appears to have been an honest man.
Perhaps being named Christmas was the 19th Century equivalent of having the middle name Wayne. [via Criminal Historian
You've got to wait until about a minute in before the carrots make an appearance.
What I find stranger than the carrots is that this video has over 2 million views on YouTube.
Always a pleasure to revisit this famous incident and charming fellow
, with some "new" vintage footage of him at a press conference.
The US patent office denied a trademark to a Norwegian company for the name Comfyballs
for mens underwear. The name was deemed too vulgar to trademark. Maybe they could try Cradled Crotch or Non-Testy Testes.
The seamed pantyhose give it that authentic Filipino cultural touch.
Norman Dye lost his wedding ring in 2001. The entire family searched everywhere for it, unsuccessfully. Three years later Norman died, and because they still hadn't found the ring, his son slipped his own ring on his father's body in the casket (and took it back before the casket was closed).
But recently, 13 years after the ring was lost, a shiny object caught the eye of Norman's wife, Juanita, while she was in the bathroom. There was the ring, lying at the bottom of the toilet. It remains unexplained how the ring got there. Or how it could have remained there for 13 years. [The Commercial Appeal
Man so hungry he experiences auditory hallucinations.
has ranked Kitty Litter at #73 in its list of the "85 most disruptive ideas in our history." It notes that the idea to market clay as cat litter, which happened in 1947, "meant that after millennia of scratching at the door cats could come indoors and stay there. They had long been visitors in American homes; now they were residents. In some ways it has been a hostile takeover: There are millions more cats than dogs in the U.S."
I had never thought of cat litter as a disruptive idea before. But yeah, I can definitely see the part about the hostile takeover, as I've been a victim of that takeover, enslaved to the whims of a cat.
This seems to me to be a fine Xmas joke easily duplicated today. Pick your victim!
Original article here.