Mullet Over #643

ToiletPaperA paper products study has revealed that in 2012, the average American used an equivalent of 100 rolls of toilet paper. Mr. Whipple must be smiling.

I might add that it was not until 1941 that the TP industry solved the common “splinters in the product” problem. I can see how random splinters could cause a “product desirability” glitch.

If you know who lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace, it is likely that you have watched a lot of television.

Nazi Rudolf Hess was the last person to be held prisoner (1941) in the famous Tower of London.

IsraelBissellFickle Fate has chosen that Paul Revere was to become celebrated for his April 19, 1775 ride to warn the colonists of the advance of the British Army. I say fickle because Mr. Revere rode only 19 miles prior to being captured while Israel Bissell carried the same message over a 345 mile route and few even know of the man’s existence. Israel rode for 4 days (April 19 thru part of April 23) and had several narrow escapes. Even Israel’s first name is sometimes erroneously listed as “Trail.”

Canada has more than 2 million lakes, which is approximately half the earth’s total.

The Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years. The task requires more than 60 tons of high quality paint.

That 1845 inaugural address of James K. Polk was the first to be reported using a new-fangled invention called “telegraph.”

I do not know why, but a blindfolded Bill Baxter of Wiltshire, U.K., drove a motorcycle and attained a verified speed of 164 mph while so encumbered. To me, such behavior seems a bit on the chancy side.

Jackie "The Texas Snake Man" Bibby knows rattlesnakes

Jackie “The Texas Snake Man” Bibby knows rattlesnakes

One wonders whether Mr. Baxter is acquainted with a Jack Bibby from Orlando Florida. J.B. once simultaneously held 8 live rattlesnakes in his mouth. Perhaps it was a slow day and the town was in need of diversion.

Actual newspaper headline: “Man is Fatally Slain.” That would appear to be a case of extreme Slainery.

In case you win one: The Oscar, bestowed annually for various film triumphs, is officially named The Academy Award of Merit. The 8.5 pound statuette stands 13.5 inches tall and is mostly comprised of a tin alloy (britannium). Oscar is plated with 24-karat gold.

Well, watch out for splinters – and have a great weekend.