Monday, December 9 A vet named Pete Hodgson was known in New Zealand as one of the pit bulls of the Labour Party. Outside New Zealand, though, he is known for being appointed "Minister of the Rings" to promote the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" …Read more. Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more.more articles
RELEASE: FEBRUARY 24, 2012
When the Beatles started their careers, the U.S. versions of their albums would be a couple tracks shorter than the British versions. This left behind enough unreleased content to create a whole new U.S. album, which was called "Yesterday and Today." The Beatles did not like their albums being butchered this way, which may be why the original cover art depicts them hacking up bloody dolls in butchers' gowns. It was replaced with a shot of the band posed around a steamer trunk. It sold poorly.
When Cambridge University banned dogs from student dorms, what future poet kept a pet bear instead?
A) Lord Acton
B) Lord Byron
C) Lord Nelson
D) Lord Tennyson
Previous answer: Martin Sheen's sons are Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen.
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