Friday, December 13 Best known for his time in Guns N' Roses, Slash was born Saul Hudson in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1965, but his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 11. His dad did album covers and his mom did costumes for musicians. Slash has his own fashion …Read more. Thursday, December 12 Tandy and Coleco both became electronics companies and, by coincidence, both started out in the leather business. Coleco was the Connecticut Leather Company, specializing in shoes. By the 1980s, it was deep into the videogame business. Too deep. …Read more. Wednesday, December 11 There are three British writers I always get mixed up. Maybe this will help sort them out. First, we have C.S. Lewis and C.S. Forester. Clive Staples Lewis wrote the Narnia books, and Cecil Scott Forester wrote the Horatio Hornblower books. But …Read more. Tuesday, December 10 In 1956, Chicago's fire academy was built, rather aptly, on the site of Mrs. O'Leary's barn, at 558 W DeKoven Street, which was numbered 137 at the time of the fire. The barn, or more precisely, a cow inside of it, was once blamed for burning the …Read more.more articles
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Gary Dahl won the 18th Bulwer-Lytton contest for deliberately bad writing. He also wrote "Advertising for Dummies." But he is most famous for something entirely different: He invented the pet rock. After listening to friends complain about their real pets, he thought it'd be funny to sell pets that didn't poop, shed or do much of anything. He also included an "instruction book" full of puns. The fad didn't last long in 1975, but it lasted long enough to make him a millionaire.
Malaco sells Swedish Fish, but they're not really fish.
Previous answer: Casablanca literally means "White House."
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