thimblerig \THIM-buhl-rig\, verb:
1. To cheat or swindle, as in the traditional shell game known as thimblerig.
1. A game in which the operator rapidly moves about three inverted thimbles, often with sleight of hand, one of which conceals a token, the other player betting on which thimble the token is under.
Thimblerig as a verb derives from the con artist's game of the same name. The word is a combination of thimble, the small metal cap used in sewing, and rig, in the archaic sense of "to trick or scheme."
- Rejection of an insanely popular idea, game, show, place etc. simply because it is so insanely popular.
I'm enjoying season three of 'TWD'."
"Season three came out four or five years ago."
"I know, I suffer from hype aversion."
- Guy Fawkes: was hanged for his part in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament and kill the king of England (1606)
- first US Social Security check: the sum of $22.54 was received by Ida May Fuller, who had paid three years of payroll taxes; she lived to 100, collecting a total of $22,888.92 from Social Security (1940)
- Great Flood of 1953: tidal surge killed thousands and affected shorelines in the UK and the Netherlands
- Explorer I: the US launched its first Earth satellite, whose mission was to detect cosmic rays (1958)
- McDonald's: first opened in the Soviet Union, in Moscow (1990)
- Franz Shubert 1797
- Jackie Robinson 1919
- John Agar 1921
- Mario Lanza 1921
- Joanne Dru (LaCock) 1923
- Chuck Willis 1928
- Jean Simmons 1929
- Norman Mailer 1929
- Ernie Banks 1931
- James Franciscus 1934
- Stuart Margolin 1940
- Anthony LaPaglia 1959
- John Dye 1963
- Minnie Driver 1971