Browsing: Humor

A Brief History In Italy, France, Belgium, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, a 1st April tradition dating back to at least 1508 is often known as “April fish” (poissons d’avril in French or pesce d’aprile in Italian).  This tradition includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed.  Such fish feature prominently on many late 19th- to early 20th-century French April Fish Day postcards.  So, in honor of April Fish Day, we present a list of funny fish names! Digging Deeper Cichlisoma preposterosa- The Ridiculous Cichlid Pterophylum scarie- Also known as Melbie’s Angel…

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A Brief History On December 23, 2015, as we approach the end of 2015, we pause to recognize the biggest jerks, idiots, morons, and generally detriments to society, people that have distinguished themselves in some way other than for the betterment of mankind.  (Note: The order listed does not indicate who is actually the biggest jerk.)  Apologies to the millions of other deserving jerks that we left off the list.  Maybe next year! Digging Deeper 10. Donald Trump, future President? In spite of repeated tasteless statements insulting fellow candidates, reporters and immigrants, Trump remains the front-runner for the GOP presidential…

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A Brief History On September 20, 1982, the television show The $10,000 Pyramid was renamed The $25,000 Pyramid, with its host being American Bandstand and New Year’s Eve impresario Dick Clark.  Upon Dick’s death in 2012,  CBS reported that his estate was in the  “hundreds of millions.”  His third and final wife (of 35 years), Kari Wigton, can therefor be said to have hit her own jackpot by hooking up with such a successful Dick.  Here we list lucky ladies who can proudly claim they had or have their own “Dick.” Digging Deeper 10. Kari Wigton, Dick Clark. Clark’s previous marriages had lasted…

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A Brief History On May 25, 1521, the famous imperial general assembly known as the Diet of Worms was concluded by the Edict of Worms, an order by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V that declared the Protestant reformer Martin Luther an outlaw.  Worms, Germany is not the only place with a name that sounds “funny” in English, and here we list 10 such places.  Stay tuned for sequel lists as there are many more! Digging Deeper 10. Worms, Germany.  Through the years, this city of 80,000 people has been the scene of many “diets.”  Not gatherings where slimy annelids were feasted on,…

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A Brief History On March 7, 1994, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that song parodies are “fair use” and that the original artist or writer of the song cannot prevent the parody from being recorded and aired. This settled any disputes, and the likes of “Weird Al” Yankovic were given a green light to continue amusing the public.  Earlier this year, we featured lists of great novelty songs (including parodies), and today we feature 10 more such great hits that amuse and entertain us.  Thank you, Supreme Court! Digging Deeper 10. “Pretty Woman,” 2 Live Crew, 1992. A parody…

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