Thursday, May 23 In addition to being a notoriously voiced singer, Neil Young also loves model trains, so much so that he tried to take over Lionel Trains. He even invented a control system so that his disabled son could play with the trains as well, by remote …Read more. Wednesday, May 22 Paul Julian worked behind the scenes at Warner Brothers, painting the backgrounds of the cartoons. He was particularly known for doing urban scenes. But his other claim to almost-fame is that he voiced the Roadrunner. It was an easy gig, since the …Read more. Tuesday, May 21 Polo and jai alai share a particular rule that few other sports would even consider. No left-handed players are allowed. In jai alai, this is because of the three-walled court, which requires bounces off the sidewall, a touch move if you're a …Read more. Monday, May 20 An EGOT is winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The first British actor to pull this off was John Gielgud. He won an Emmy for the "Summer's Lease" miniseries and an Oscar, oddly enough, for 1981's "Arthur." He won the Tony, …Read more.more articles
Friday, May 24
Confusingly, there are two countries at the United Nations called Congo, both of them named for the Congo River, which in turn was named for the Kongo River. At one time, they were distinguished by their capitals, which happen to be across the Congo River from one another: so, Congo (Kinshasa) and Congo (Brazzaville). Then Congo (Kinshasa) became Zaire, but recently it has gone back to the old name, and is usually called DR Congo (DR being short for Democratic Republic).
Charged with treason, Henry Laurens was the only American ever held in what prison?
B) Devil's Island
D) Tower of London
Previous answer: One of the last words Abe Lincoln ever heard was sockdologizing.
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