The longest lightning bolt — at least the longest observed lightning bolt — occurred on June 20, 2007 in Oklahoma. It was 199.5 miles long.
William Frawley is most famous for playing Fred Mertz in the classic TV show I Love Lucy. He, however, was the “it” singer of the 1910s — the Bruno Mars of the day you can say. Frawley made popular the megahits “My Melancholy Baby“, “Carolina in the Morning”, and “My Mammy”. Yes Anthony, it was Fred Mertz who in 1912 first made Mammy a hit, not Al Jolson.
You’ve heard of “My Mammy”, right? “Carolina in the Morning”? “My Melancholy Baby? Fred Mertz? I Love Lucy?
This is for you Fred:
William Frawley William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-9-19
The USS Nevada was one tough battleship. It survived Pearl Harbor despite being hit by at least six bombs and one torpedo, and shooting down at least four Japanese attackers. She was straddled by German fire on D-Day and was hit by a kamikaze at Okinawa. After the war, she was painted orange for use as the main target of atomic bomb tests. Two were dropped on her and she remained afloat. Finally, she was towed to Hawaii and used for gunnery practice by the mighty USS Iowa and other ships. Salvos from the Iowa’s 16-inch main guns failed to sink her. Unable to fight back, an aerial torpedo finally sent her under.
USS Nevada William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-7-19
That’s right Christopher, it was on Dec. 5, 1952 that the Great Smog of London started. It killed up to 12,000 people.
Great Smog of London William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-5-19
How great was the Western victory over the communists in the Cold War? In 1990, the Soviets traded its navy for Pepsi Cola concentrate. Remember that all socialist loving Millennials. Quick quiz: What does the second S in USSR mean?
Soviets traded its navy William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-3-19
Sorry Rocky, you get almost twice the protein from a cooked egg than a raw egg.
Raw egg William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-2-19
The great explorer Henry Morton Stanley fought for both sides in the American Civil War. He is thought to be the only man to have served in the Confederate Army, the Union Army and the Union Navy.
Fought for both sides William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-30-19
The world’s largest shopping mall is the Iran Mall a.k.a. The Grand Bazaar of Iran. It opened in 2018 in Tehran and will have 21 million square feet of leasable space when completed.
The King of Prussia Mall — which Wikipedia cites as America’s largest shopping mall due to a 2016 renovation albeit you will certainly get an argument — has 2.793 million square feet of leasable space.