“En sång en gång för längese’n” was a big hit in Sweden in 1967. It translates to green, green grass of home. It was written, not the Swedish lyrics of course, by Curly Putman who also gave us “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “D-I-V-O-R-C-E.”
Augustus the Strong who was king of Poland for about 30 years starting in 1697 was also known as “the Saxon Hercules” and “Iron-Hand”. He liked to break horseshoes with his bare hands.
Augustus the Strong William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-19-19
The artificial leg of Santa Anna — the general was the bad guy at the Battle of the Alamo — is on display at the Illinois State Military Museum.
Leg of Santa Anna William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-17-19
We can’t find a source that authoritatively declares who hit the longest home run, but there is no dispute that 500-foot home runs are exceedingly rare and that in 1921 Babe Ruth credibly hit one in all eight American League ballparks.
Longest home run William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-16-19
A group of Japanese immigrants to Brazil formed a group called Shindo Renmei to back the Empire during World War II. When Japan surrendered this group refused to believe it and killed any Japanese-Brazilian who said otherwise. They ended up murdering 23 and injuring 147 others.
Shindo Renmei William Lawrence Sr Omnbit 8-15-19
Birds poop on red cars the most, according to Britain’s Halfords Autocentre. They are least likely to poop on green ones.
Birds poop on red cars William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-14-19
Otis elevators and escalators carry two billion people daily. And that’s just Otis elevators and escalators. Other companies make the equipment too.
Otis elevators William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-13-19
J Peterman of the catalog company made famous by Seinfeld was once a second basemen with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
J Peterman William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-12-19
A baboon named Fred would stake out the road to Cape Point in South Africa and enter stopped cars to raid them for whatever snacks the motorists might happen to be carrying.
Baboon named Fred William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-10-19
Martin Luther King Jr. once applied for a gun permit. He was turned down because Alabama was run by Democrats who had passed arbitrary gun control laws.