Saturday, November 02, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

blowzy \BLOU-zee\, adjective:
1. having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
2. disheveled in appearance; unkempt.
The origin of blowzy is uncertain, though it was perhaps once a cant term. It entered English in the 1700s.
  • One who is completely lacking movie knowledge.
Heather - "Hey Greta, wanna see that new Tom Hanks movie, Mission Difficult II?
Greta - "Um you mean the new Tom CRUISE movie, Mission Impossible III? Girl, you are a real cinematard!"
What determines the pitch of an individual’s voice?

  • The length of his or her vocal cords. The longer the cords—there are two—the deeper the pitch; the shorter the cords, the higher the pitch.
How did Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin return to earth after becoming the first man in space in 1961?
  • By parachute—after ejecting from his space capsule, Vostok 1, when it reentered the earth’s atmosphere. 
  • Dia De los Muertos (Mexico)
  • North Dakota : became the 39th state; South Dakota became No. 40 on the same day (1889)
  • Balfour Declaration: British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour declared support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" (1917)
  • Spruce Goose: made of birch, not spruce, the largest flying boat was flown on its first and only flight by its designer, billionaire Howard Hughes (1947)
  • Levelland UFO sighting: several separate witnesses in Texas claimed to have seen, late at night, a bright egg-shaped object near which their car engines died (1957)
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover: in Britain, publisher Penguin Books was found not guilty of obscenity for printing the D.H. Lawrence novel (1960)
  • Daniel Boone 1734
  • James Knox Polk (U.S.) 1795
  • Warren G. Harding (U.S.) 1865
  • Paul Ford 1901
  • Burt Lancaster 1913
  • Ray Walston 1914
  • Ann Rutherford 1920
  • Charlie Walker 1926
  • Earl "Speedo" Carroll (The Coasters) 1937
  • imagebam.comPatrick J. Buchanan 1938
  • Jay Black (Jay and The Americans) 1938
  • David Stockton 1941
  • Shere Hite 1942
  • Stefanie Powers 1942
  • Keith Emmerson (ELP) 1944
  • Maxine Nightingale 1953
  • Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) 1960
  • k.d. lang 1961
  • Bobby Dall (Poison) 1961
  • Ron McGovney 1962 - Musician (Metallica)
  • David Schwimmer 1966 - Actor ("Friends")
  • Alvin Chea (Take 6) 1967
  • Charlie 'Steele' Pennachio (Linear) 1967
  • Brandi Brandt (Playboy Centerfold 10/87) 1968
  • Nelly 1974 - Pop-rapper