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12 August 2017
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Ancient Chinese Emperors carried Pekingese puppies in the sleeves of their robes.

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You can learn a lot of useless info from Snapple. It's downright tasty as well.

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There's a lot of misconception following the 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz.

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Some think that it was:

 

The first color film (I've heard this claim before but it's more false than me telling you that Buddy Rich played the guitar solo on Enter Sandman)

The first commercially successful feature length color film (not even close)

The first film adaptation of The Wizard Of Oz (not even close)

The first feature length version (actually the 1925 version)

The first version in color (actually the 1933 version, the 1908 version if you count hand coloring)

The first sound version (actually the 1933 version)

The first version filmed in 3 strip Technicolor (actually the 1933 version although the 1939 was the first version released in 3 strip technicolor since from 1932 to September 1935 only Walt Disney could release animated films in the 3 strip technicolor process so the 1933 short was originally released in black and white despite being shot in color)

However, today i learned that it was the first version of The Wizard Of Oz created with a stereo soundtrack, although it was released in mono.

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13 August 2017
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Today I learned a load of things about an Australian's children band.   

Oh what the absolute f--king hell, I just learned that The Wiggles were playing in Galway yesterday. That is so genuinely weird, I'm not quite sure how to react. 

 

(Plus Hi5 were a much better Australian children's band. I can still remember a lot of the songs that I heard when I was 3-4, I used to rush home after playschool to go watch it- d'aw bless).

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For anybody like @WeepingAtlasCedars who loves both Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, you're going to love this.

Today i learned that Jimmy Page played guitar for incidental music for the film A Hard Day's Night. This is good news as this doesn't just mean that he's in the movie but it's very possible that he's one of the session guitarists on the US soundtrack although i'll ask @Ron Nasty just to be safe because he's a lot smarter than me.

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For anybody like @WeepingAtlasCedars who loves both Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, you're going to love this.

Today i learned that Jimmy Page played guitar for incidental music for the film A Hard Day's Night. This is good news as this doesn't just mean that he's in the movie but it's very possible that he's one of the session guitarists on the US soundtrack although i'll ask @Ron Nasty just to be safe because he's a lot smarter than me.  

From Guitar World

According to a 7-year-old article by U.K. broadcaster Tony Barrell, Page would typically show up for a session "cold," as in, not knowing what he was going to play that day, exactly who had hired him, where and how the music would appear, etc. One day in early '64, he arrived at EMI Studios in London for a session led by Martin. After examining the music, he quickly realized he was working on the score for A Hard Day’s Night.

In the article, Barrell says Page played background guitar (not—we repeat—NOT the lead guitar part) on "Ringo's Theme," which is an instrumental version of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's 1963 tune "This Boy." The performance is heard during the scene where Ringo Starr is trying to "get away from it all"; he travels alone along a river, runs around a bit, takes a few photos and strikes up a short-lived friendship with a young “deserter.”

The lead guitar part was played by Vic Flick, the same guitarist who played the iconic lead part on the "James Bond Theme." Flick played his '62 Strat through a '62 Fender Vibrolux to get the exact sound Martin was looking for. Flick's distinctive tone and touch also can be heard on "Beat Girl" (a favorite of mine) and in the films The Pink Panther, The Ipcress File and Midnight Cowboy—among many others. Rightfully so, Flick was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

As for Page being present at the "Ringo's Theme" session, Flick has this to say (via email): "[Page] wasn't even in the EMI Number 2 studio."

So it's said he did play on one track but disputed.

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Maybe Barrel said the wrong song by mistake and he actually played on a different song, it's still cool to know that Vic Flick played guitar on a GMO song, makes you wonder if he played guitar on the B-side of Yellow Submarine or the US version of Help!.

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14 August 2017
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How to play a miniscule amount of Whole Lotta Love. a-hard-days-night-george-9 And also that trying to retrieve a pick accidentally dropped into the soundhole of a guitar is a very tedious process. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13  

AHHHHH YES, so you have had to do that? a-hard-days-night-john-6 You are now one of the Initiated Ones. Welcome to the club. john-lennon-salute_gif

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An animal that mainly eats fruit is called a frugivore. 

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15 August 2017
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Necko said
An animal that mainly eats fruit is called a frugivore.   

Well that's an absolutely adorable word. 

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15 August 2017
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Today i learned how exhausting it is being in charge of an outing for little kids. "I want to go do that" "I forgot my jacket" "I want waffles" 

I also learned to play Act Naturally on ukulele, though I'm not very good at it. 

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15 August 2017
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piggylane said
Today i learned how exhausting it is being in charge of an outing for little kids. "I want to go do that" "I forgot my jacket" "I want waffles" 

I also learned to play Act Naturally on ukulele, though I'm not very good at it.   

Every time I see little kids out and about it reinforces my decision never to have kids on my own.

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Oh some kids are very annoying but others are absolutely delightful and I like to chew the fat with them. The worst are the ones who when they don't get their own way throw tantrums (now I understand this happening once or very rarely, as kids can have their bad days, they are of course mini humans) but the ones who every time somebody is playing with the toy they want to play with start shrieking at the top of their lungs, I prefer not to deal with them. 

I'm working in the tourism industry for the summer and it's great to have little five year olds just engrossed in whatever I'm saying.

Also all girls under the age of 10 that I've met think I'm really cool, so it's good to have fooled some people a-hard-days-night-john-6.

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15 August 2017
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That's great that you enjoy working with small children.

As far as things i learned today, i learned that i don't get tired until the sun comes up.

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16 August 2017
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My little sister (two years my junior) is a teacher/day care worker with zero to two year olds. She's a saint.

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I spent all day at a first aid course and when we were dealing with cardiopulmonary resuscitation the question came up how fast we should press down the chest. So the instructor told us one compression should last 0.6 seconds and since obviously no one of us could do anything with this piece of information he gave us the tip to search for songs with about 100BPM. 

This leads me to the most important thing I've learned today and probably all month: If one has to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the pace Hello Goodbye and Mean Mr Mustard are in is perfect for the pace of chest compression. Other suitable Beatles songs are: Hey Bulldog, In My Life, I'm Only Sleeping, and All You Need Is Love. Non Beatles songs one can use are Staying Alive by the Bee Gees or Another One Bites The Dust by Queen (the latter especially because of the prominent percussive bass pattern which one can remember well). 

I hope no one of you ever has to do this, but if you know a song with 100 BPM or slightly above which you know you'll always remember, even in a shock situation, it's a good thing, I suppose.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Apparently anything between 100BPM and 120BPM is ideal. So something slightly faster is arguably better, but you're definitely not wrong!

My trusty list of songs by tempo:

 

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It's fairly well known that Judy Garland was only 17 when she played Dorothy in the 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz, well known for being the most popular film adaptation of the book, as well as it's use of 3 strip technicolor but today i learned that the actor who played Glynda the good witch of the north was 55 years old at the time. She sure looks great for 55.

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First of all, a thing I learned today to keep on topic somewhat: Yellow Teles are gorgeous. ahdn_george_08

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AHHHHH YES, so you have had to do that? a-hard-days-night-john-6 You are now one of the Initiated Ones. Welcome to the club. john-lennon-salute_gif

Ahh, thanks! I can feel the frustration just thinking about it. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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WAY WAAY DOWN INSIDE I'M GONNA GIVE YOU MY LOVE,

I'M GONNA GIVE YOU EVERY INCH OF MY LOVE- wait what a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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Dark Overlord said
There's a lot of misconception following the 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz.

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Some think that it was:

 

The first color film (I've heard this claim before but it's more false than me telling you that Buddy Rich played the guitar solo on Enter Sandman)

The first commercially successful feature length color film (not even close)

The first film adaptation of The Wizard Of Oz (not even close)

The first feature length version (actually the 1925 version)

The first version in color (actually the 1933 version, the 1908 version if you count hand coloring)

The first sound version (actually the 1933 version)

The first version filmed in 3 strip Technicolor (actually the 1933 version although the 1939 was the first version released in 3 strip technicolor since from 1932 to September 1935 only Walt Disney could release animated films in the 3 strip technicolor process so the 1933 short was originally released in black and white despite being shot in color)

However, today i learned that it was the first version of The Wizard Of Oz created with a stereo soundtrack, although it was released in mono.  

 

Also, there was no munchkin suicide.  You wouldn't believe how many people I've met over the years who swear that that one's true. 

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Necko said

 

Also, there was no munchkin suicide.  You wouldn't believe how many people I've met over the years who swear that that one's true.   

It's on youtube, must be true.

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