Showing posts with label Elvis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elvis. Show all posts

Nov 25, 2017

Five Quick Facts

An avocado never ripens on the tree, so farmers can use trees as storage and keep avocados fresh for up to seven months.

Elvis Presley's manager sold "I Hate Elvis" badges as a way to make money from people who were not buying his merchandise.

Tsundoku is the act of acquiring books and not reading them.

New York's Central Park lampposts contain a set of four numbers that can help you navigate. The first two tell you the nearest street, and the next two tell you whether you are closer to the east or west side of the park (even numbers signal east, odd signal west).

In Great Britain and Japan, black cats are perceived as auspicious. In the English Midlands, new brides are given black cats to bless their marriage, and the Japanese believe that black cats are good luck—particularly for single women.

Jan 23, 2015

National Peanut Butter Day

Tomorrow January 24 is also National Peanut Butter Day, an unfortunate choice, because it is extremely difficult to laugh out loud with a mouth full of peanut butter. One quickie, it takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter. Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. It is the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth.

The king, Elvis knew how to use it with his famous peanut butter, banana, bacon sandwiches and his  Fool's Gold Loaf, with a loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon, peanut butter, and grape jelly. Yumm!

Sep 22, 2010

Top Ten Dead Celebrities Incomes

Income for 2009.

10. Michael Crichton - $9 million (Author)

9. Albert Einstein - $10 million (Mainly gained from licensing his likeness)

8. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) - $15 million (Children's books)

7. John Lennon - $15 million

6. Charles Schulz - $35 million (Creator of Peanuts cartoons)

5. J.R.R. Tolkien - $50 million (Lord of the Rings)

4. Elvis Presley - $55 million

3. Michael Jackson - $90 million

2. Rodgers & Hammerstein - $235 million (Composers, South Pacific, Oklahoma, etc.)

1. Yves Saint Laurent - $350 million (Clothing designer - derived mostly from the auctions of his estate)

Aug 6, 2009

Finders Keepers

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the saying "Finders keepers (losers weepers)" dates as far back as the early 19th century, recorded as, "No halfers-findee keepee, lossee seekee."

Almost 150 years later, Elvis Presley put it to music in 1963 when he sang "Finders keepers, losers weepers. The loser has to pay the score."