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What Was the Name of Ted Williams’s Car?

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Original ad here.

So what was the winning name? It's a mystery for the ages. As this blogger says, "This car was widely shown and generated considerable publicity. Surprisingly, no one at S.C. Johnson & Son seems to remember the winning name to this day. 'I attempted to find out on numerous occasions during my career with Nash and American Motors -- writing the Johnson company and perusing newspapers and trade journals of the period,' says John A. Conde. 'Unfortunately, nothing turned up.'"

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 18, 2016 | Comments (10)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Sports, 1950's, Cars

Best Apple Butter in Oklahoma

The judges probably thought it was a bold new take on apple butter.

The Plain Speaker (Hazelton, Pa. — Oct 24, 1956)

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Nov 29, 2015 | Comments (13)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Food, 1950's

Nobel Prize Perk:  Breakfast in Bed

With the Nobel Prize announcements due soon, I think it's time we spoke of a little-known perk for the winners: receiving breakfast in bed from Saint Lucia.

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Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 23, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Domestic, Food, Europe

Prince Monolulu

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His Majesty in typical garb.





The Prince comes on at the 16-minute mark.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 04, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Eccentrics, Fashion, Television, 1950's, 1960's

CAPTIVE BEAUTY



Documentary on Colombian prison beauty pageant.

Paris Sweepstakes



Boring pep talk from a CEO segues into a husband's foreign sex fantasies. That's a sweepstakes promotion!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 17, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Advertising, 1960's, Europe

Corn Husking Championship





I can hardly wait to see who wins this year.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 13, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Agriculture, Boredom, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1930's

Emily Davison, Least Intelligent Protestor Ever?



Does suffragette Emily Davison qualify for the title I've given her? The incident is shown in the video starting a bit before the six-minute mark.

She is best known for stepping in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later....

Modern historians agree that Davison was trying to disturb the Derby in order to draw attention to her cause, rather than to commit suicide,[3][4] and 2013 analysis of newsreel has supported the idea that Davison was reaching up to attach a scarf to the bridle of the King's horse. Analysis of newsreel also indicated that her position before she stepped out onto the track would have given her a clear view of the oncoming race, further countering the belief that she ran out in a haphazard way to kill herself.
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