William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-10-14
American Airlines saved $440,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-9-14
Hong Kong is the city with the most Rolls Royces per capita.
Lyrics Good the bad and the ugly — The lyrics to the theme of “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” are “Go, go, go Manco”
Manco means one-armed in Spanish. It was what Clint Eastwood’s character was called in the preceding “For a Few Dollars More” because he did everything left-handed except for shooting.
In “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” Clint’s character was called “Blondie”.
Officially, he is referred to as “The Man With No Name.”
Lyrics Good the bad and the ugly
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-7-14
Coca-cola was originally green
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-5-14
Of course you know that decimate means to destroy a large part of something, especially humans. Back in the days of the early Romans it described a punishment meted out to rebellious troops. Every tenth man was executed.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-4-14
Henry Laurens, the 5th president of the Continental Congress, was the only Revolutionary War patriot to be incarcerated in the Tower of London.
Laurens was captured when his ship was stopped while returning from a successful diplomatic mission to the Netherlands. The notes in his possession caused the English to declare war on the Dutch.
They won that one.
Laurens was released on Dec. 31, 1781 in exchange for Lord Cornwallis who had surrendered two months earlier after the Battle of Yorktown.
Laurens’ son John was also a patriot and an abolitionist who urged his father to free the 260 slaves on his South Carolina plantation. John was killed in a skirmish near the end of the war. Lauren freed his slaves in tribute to him.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-3-14
“Acid rain” is not a recently discovered blight. The name is not even new. It was first coined by British scientist Robert A. Smith, when in 1852, he found that dirty skies over Manchester unleashed acidic precipitation.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-2-14
The ancient Romans played the bagpipes, long before the awful thing was dumped on the unsuspecting Scots.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-1-14
July is named for Julius Caesar.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-28-14
Yak, yak, yak. There were 700,000 phone calls in 1950. By 1979, that number rose to 168,300,000.