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Delaware has more businesses' headquartered in the State (1.3 million in 2018) than people (just over 900,000).

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Ron Nasty said
Delaware has more businesses' headquartered in the State (1.3 million in 2018) than people (just over 900,000).

  

Delaware has low taxes.  That's the reason why.

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Dr. Samuel Johnson, credited with the first dictionary of the English language, defined the word "Dull" as:

Not exhilaterating (sic); not delightful; as, to make dictionaries is dull work.

Seems he'd decided by the time he reached the end of "D" that he was fed-up with the task he'd set himself.

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Car manufacturer Volkswagen make and sell more Currybockwurst sausages than they do cars:

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Feeding workers at their Wolfsburg plant in Germany, in 1973 they decided it would be cheaper to produce their own sausages. They are available in packs of five in two sizes, 13cm long and 25cm long. In 2010 they introduced a vegan version.

It even has an official part number in their catalogue: 199 398 500 A.

Around 40% are consumed in staff canteens at their six German plants, with the rest sold at external shops, supermarkets and football stadiums, apart from a portion sent out to car dealerships to give away as gifts to new VW purchasers.

In 2019, across the world, VW produced 6.2 million cars; its Wolfsburg plant produced 6.8 million currywurst.

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The "Tiny Tim" that sings "Nowhere Man " in the 1968 Christmas record is an actual musical artist.  I always assumed it was one of the lads doing a voice.

 

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I cannot stand the end of the 1968 Christmas message when Tiny Tim sings. It's dreadful.

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That's the same guy who sings Loving In The Sunlight on SpongeBob's first episode.

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The Python programming language is named after Monty Python.

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In 1992, two 13 year old boys were bored in their town of Ayr, Scotland, and were thinking up imaginary Cliff Richard merch products, like coat hangers and Jesus dolls. They thought it would be funny to make cheap Cliff Richard Biro pens, or "Cliffy Biros". This somehow turned into Biffy Clyro, and that's where their band name came from.

 

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Big Brother and the Holding Company (fronted by Janis Joplin) were the only act to play two sets at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

With an unsuccessful debut album, but a growing reputation as a live band, it was one of their first major appearances.

They were booked to appear second on the Saturday afternoon, and were pretty much an unknown quantity, both to the audience and the others acts. By the time they walked offstage at the end of their five song set, there were dropped jaws all around and a legend was born.

Only trouble was, BB&tHC were just meant to be filler, an up-coming band who were starting to create ripples, being given an early afternoon slot to help raise their profile a bit, and so they weren't filmed. They knew Janis was sensational, and they had nothing on film. (As a result of missing that set, they filmed much more of the rest of the festival than they'd originally intended, just in case.)

So they squeezed in a short second BB&tHC set, just two songs, with them appearing second on the Sunday evening, just so they could get them on film. One of the highlight performances in the film.

(That stunned look on Mama Cass' face when they cut to her in the audience is one of the all-time great real-life reaction shots in the history of cinema.)

On the basis of their performance at Monterey, Columbia signed them and bought out their existing contract, and Albert Grossman became their manager (Dylan was another of his acts).

The rest, as they say, is history...

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Two for you...

In 1938, when Warner Brothers decided to make The Adventures of Robin Hood (the Errol Flynn version of the story) in Technicolor, they hired every Technicolor camera in the world because it was the biggest Technicolor film made up until that time, and there were only 11 Technicolor cameras in the world at the time.

The word "berk" derives from the Cockney rhyming slang phrase(s) "Berkeley [sometimes Berkshire] Hunt", which was - as I'm sure you can C - rhyming slang for a vulgar reference to a part of the female anatomy.

Something to remember the next time you call someone a berk.

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Ron Nasty said
Two for you...

In 1938, when Warner Brothers decided to make The Adventures of Robin Hood (the Errol Flynn version of the story) in Technicolor, they hired every Technicolor camera in the world because it was the biggest Technicolor film made up until that time, and there were only 11 Technicolor cameras in the world at the time.

The word "berk" derives from the Cockney rhyming slang phrase(s) "Berkeley [sometimes Berkshire] Hunt", which was - as I'm sure you can C - rhyming slang for a vulgar reference to a part of the female anatomy.

Something to remember the next time you call someone a berk.

  

Yip. 

Berk sounds so weak and empty whereas... 

There is a comedy routine where the guy, who I'm convinced in Billy Connolly but cannot find a clip or quote, discusses the brilliance of Scots swearing and how effective the swear word is and the 'C' word comes up a lot.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

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