Tuesday, June 18 Ella Fitzgerald was performing "Mack the Knife" in Berlin in 1960 when she forgot the lyrics partway through. Happily, it's jazz. So you can just improvise or maybe even try some scat singing. That's what she did. And far from being a …Read more. Monday, June 17 Chinese checkers is neither Chinese nor checkers. It is an American version of Halma, a British game with a Greek name that means "a leap." Interestingly, the game was introduced to China by the Japanese. There is a game called Chinese …Read more. Saturday, June 15 What Oriental Republic gets its name from the Guarani language word meaning "river where the painted birds live"? That's nowhere in Asia. It's Uruguay. The "Oriental" part refers to its location to the east of the Uruguay River. …Read more. Friday, June 14 The first major world leader to call for government action against climate change was ... Margaret Thatcher. A chemist by training, she understood the science when it was presented to her by an advisor named Crispin Tickell. She gave passionate …Read more.more articles
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Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey hit the big time with his "HOPE" image, depicting Barack Obama. Before this, he was known mostly for the "OBEY" stickers, featuring Andre the Giant, but the "HOPE" image seemed to be everywhere in 2008. Sadly, it seems that the image was based on an Associated Press photo, so, naturally, the AP sued, leading to a debate over the limits of fair use. Either way, Fairey's image now hangs in the U.S. National Portrait Gallery.
Since I never finished writing "The Canterbury Tales," nobody knows who won the storytelling contest.
Previous answer: Bobby Bacala was a character on "The Sopranos."
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