Browsing: Humor

A Brief History On February 18, 1930, Elm Farm Ollie (Also known as “Nellie Jay,” “Sunnymede Ollie” and “Sky Queen.” Say, why does a cow need aliases???) made aviation history as the first cow to fly in a fixed wing airplane.  Since non-fixed wing aircraft include either helicopters or autogyros, we wonder if any cows flew in those first.  Just saying… Digging Deeper Not only did Elm Farm Ollie make the first bovine flight, but she also became the first cow to be milked while flying in an airplane.  (Who seriously keeps track of this stuff?  The FAA, Federal Animal Aviation?) …

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A Brief History Recently, we listed 10 of our favorite novelty songs, and it immediately became apparent that 10 songs are not enough!  There are just too many good ones out there, and so here are 10 more of our favorites.  As always, feel free to mention any we may have forgotten or not yet gotten to. Digging Deeper 10. “My Ding-a-Ling,” Chuck Berry, 1972. A #1 hit for Chuck, his only song to reach that position, this slightly risqué song teases you with sexual innuendo.  More importantly, however, this song provides the basis for a knock-off version I personally…

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A Brief History On February 10, 1942, the first Gold Record ever was awarded to Glenn Miller for his hit song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Glenn Miller’s famous train had chugged its way along to sales of 1.2 million, and, as would become the practice, the “gold record” was awarded to him by the company that had produced the record (in this case, RCA Victor).  Later, in 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began an industry-wide practice of awarding gold records for sales of 1 million copies of a single.  Starting n 1968, albums were awarded a gold record…

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A Brief History On August 25, 1835, the New York newspaper The Sun published the first of six articles about alleged new scientific discoveries concerning the moon, specifically that a civilization had been found thriving there.  People bought the newspapers in eager anticipation of each new report about this fabulous discovery.  Throughout history people have been fooled by tricksters that perpetrate hoaxes, sometimes for profit, sometimes just for fun.  Here 10 of those hoaxes are listed.   Digging Deeper 10. Cardiff Giant, 1869. In an effort to make fun of Biblical references to giants, George Hull, a New York atheist, had a…

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A Brief History On August 17, 2009, ABC news published an article concerning how pop star Lady “Gaga herself remains 100-percent woman, a fact that required reiteration after an up-skirt photo sparked rumors that she’s a hermaphrodite.”  This article, however, concerns famous women who actually did have “wieners,” by which we of course mean wiener dogs (seriously, what kind of site did you think you were on?!).  Should you be disappointed, we gladly recommend the tasteful articles from our Naked Ladies series.  In the meantime, without any further ado, let us get on with the “Wiener Women”… Digging Deeper 10. Liliane Kaufmann…

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