Cartoon character “PEBBLES” Flintstone was born on February 22, 1963. To help celebrate the event, the Mattel toy company manufactured over 250,000 “PEBBLES” dolls, which were among the company’s hottest-selling toys that year.
The band “PEARL JAM” was named for lead singer Eddie Wedder’s grandmother, PEARL, and the hallucinogenic PRESERVES (JAM) she made from peyote.
APRIL DANCER, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. was played by Stephanie Powers.
NIPPER the RCA dog was a Fox Terrier.
There were 5 MARX brothers: GROUCHO (Julius), CHICO (Leonard), HARPO (Adolph), GUMMO (Milton), ZEPPO (Herbert).
UNDERDOG’S secret identity was “Shoeshine Boy”.
The Russian government between the Czars and the Bolshevists was called Provisional.
The color KHAKI was first used during the AFGHAN WAR in 1880 because the color was considered good camouflage.
G.I. JOE first appeared in 1942. The cartoonist DAVE GERGER combined G.I. and JOE in his strip for “YANK”.
In World War II Army slang for an ARMY DONKEY was G.I. MOE.
In 1964, HASBRO introduced an 11 1/2-inch doll called G.I. JOE, with 21 movable parts to “move G.I.JOE into action positions”…”America’s Movable Fighting Man”….‘fighting man from head to toe…on the land…on the sea…in the air…’ First-year sales for the doll and his equipment reached $10 million.
The FIRST TELEPHONE MESSAGE by Alexander Graham Bell on March 10, 1876 to his assistant Thomas Augustus Watson was “Mr. Watson, come here I need you”.
L’Oreal introduced the first hair spray in 1960 called ELNETT.
RONALD McDONALD made his first national television appearance in 1967.
CANNED COCA COLA was first introduced in the domestic market in 1960.
In 1952 KELLOGG’S introduced two new cereals: “SUGAR SMACKS” and “SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES.
The TV DINNER was introduced during WWII by SWANSON because cans and metals were rationed during the war.
The skateboard was invented in 1963.
According to both FRENCH and PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH tradition, BELLS NICHOLS is the name of Santa’s BROTHER.
The comic book character WONDER WOMAN was created by William Moulton Marston who also invented the LIE DETECTOR.
SUPERMAN made his debut in Action Comics in 1938 and the artist was Joe Shuster and the writer was Jerry Siegel.
“Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings at a single bound, look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s Superman!”
In the comic books, BEPPO was the name of Superman’s MONKEY and COMET was his SUPER HORSE.
Superman’s real parents were Jor-El and Lara who died when the planet KRYPTON was destroyed.
WHISTLER’S MOTHER is not what Whistler called his famous picture. His name for it was ARRANGEMENT in GRAY and BLACK.
The initials used in C.A.R.E. stand for Cooperative American Relief Everywhere but originally stood for Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe.
The MOON PLAQUE placed by the crew of APOLLO 11 reads:“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”
The British ship CARPATHIA was the first ship that answered the SOS of the “TITANIC”.
The first heavyweight boxing title bout in which gloves were used was in 1892 between John L. Sullivan and James J. Corbett. It was won by Corbett in 21 rounds.
MUHAMMAD ALI once said “When a man can fight sex, you know he’s strong”.