Les Horribles Cernettes William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-17-18

Les Horribles Cernettes

So Anthony, have you heard the Les Horribles Cernettes? Probably not. They were a comedy band based at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland. They are historic, though. Their image  was the first photo ever uploaded on the internet. 

Les Horribles Cernettes William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-17-18

Woolworth William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-17-18

F.W. Woolworth Co. built the tallest building in the world for its headquarters in 1913. The retailer lasted for 84 more years. Sears, Roebuck and Company built the tallest building in the world in 1973. That retailer lasted for 45 more years. 

Les Horribles Cernettes William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-17-18
Japanese cut hot dog

Amplifying vacuum tube William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-12-18

Lee de Forest didn’t quite get how the amplifying vacuum tube worked but he invented it anyway. It ame possible radio broadcasting, long distance phone calls and talking motion pictures.  

Amplifying vacuum tube William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-12-18
Amplifying vacuum tube

Rujm el-Hiri William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-11-18

The 5,000-year-old mysterious Rujm el-Hiri in the Golan Heights is thought to have taken at least 25,000 working days to build. 

The consensus is that it was some kind of calendar. 

Rujm el-Hiri William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-11-18
Rujm el-Hiri William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-11-18

Silage William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-8-18

Farmers don’t use the classic silo for making silage that much anymore. Silage is preservable, easily digestible livestock feed made from fodder once fermented in the silos. Coverings of modern, airtight, waterproof material have been found to be far more effective to do the job, and much more cheaper. 

Silage William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-8-18

Silage

Tojo inquiring phone calls William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-7-18

General Hideki Tojo inquiring phone calls –General Hideki Tojo was the prime minister when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Throughout his tenure he preached self sacrifice, and, when necessary, suicide. When the Marianas were occupied, Tojo was sacked. As the war situation got worse Tojo just sat back.

Finally when the US accepted Japans surrender, Tojo’s wife started getting phone calls. They politely asked “Has your husband committed suicide yet?” His doctor was kind enough to show Tojo where his heart was so he would be sure to kill himself and not survive.

Tojo sat and waited. Finally when the US authorities showed up Tojo shot himself. It was an insincere seppuku. He missed his own heart.

This was a good thing. True justice occurred when he was hanged as a war criminal.

Tojo inquiring phone calls
Tojo inquiring phone calls William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-7-18

Cool Beans William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-6-18

In the 19th century, it was thought that feeding horses beans would cause them to do well in races and those that won spectacularly were said to be “full of beans”. The phrase was eventually shortened to “some beans” to describe a spunky, gutsy person. In the 1960s, it morphed into “cool beans” as a statement of approval. And now you know something you have been wondering about since 1969. Cool beans.

Cool Beans William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-6-18

cool beans

Jose Cura William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-5-18

Jose Cura William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-5-18Yes Christopher, Jose Cura is a tenor not a tequila.  The great artist was born on this date in 1962 in Rosario, Argentina.

It’s a great day to appreciate his wondrous music.

With tequila.

Jose Cura William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-5-18