Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

mithridate \MITH-ri-deyt\, noun:
  • A confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison.
Mithridate originates from the name of Mithridates VI, a legendary king who had an immunity to poisons
Adverblasting
  • When a commercials audio is much louder than the program that you actually want to watch's audio.
Man, I was watching NCIS, and then I had to turn down my TV when the commercials came on because of damn adverblasting.

History 
  • Battle of Chattanooga: huge battle at a railway junction began during the US Civil War, ending with a Union victory (1863)
  • jukebox: the first coin-operated phonograph was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco (1889)
  • Doctor Who: British sci-fi TV program about a doctor who time-travels in a TARDIS debuted; it is still running (1963)
  • China: the People's Republic took over Taiwan's seat in the UN Security Council (1971)
Birthdays
  • Franklin Pierce (U.S.) 1804
  • William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) 1859
  • Boris Karloff 1887
  • Harpo Marx 1888
  • Maurice Zolotow 1913
  • Ellen Drew 1915
  • Michael Gough 1917
  • Jerry Bock 1928
  • Betty Everett 1939
  • Susan Anspach 1945
  • Steve Landesberg 1945
  • David Rappaport 1951
  • Boris Gebenchikov 1953
  • Bruce Hornsby 1954
  • John Henton 1960
  • Maxwell Caulfield 1961
  • Charlie Grover (Sponge) 1966
  • Ken Block (Sister Hazel) 1966
  • Kurupt (The Dogg Pound) 1972
  • Kelly Brook 1980
  • Destiny Hope "Miley Ray" Cyrus 1992


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