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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 22 December 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"In case you haven't heard, the Internet is not a superhighway."
Bill Washburn

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A random fact...

Ancient Greeks wove marjoram into funeral wreaths and put them on the graves of loved ones. The wreaths served as prayers for the happiness of the deceased in a future life.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jamel Williams, safety for the Washington Redskins (1973)
  • Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen (1523)
  • Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen Union volunteers, died in 1862 (1803)
  • George Eliot, England, Victorian novelist, Adam Bede (1819)
  • Andrew Moore, WLAF tackle for the Frankfurt Galaxy (1972)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61 (1951)
  • Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies (1990)
  • Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52 (1969)
  • Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83 (1918)
  • Florynce Rae Kennedy, lawyer/lecturer, dies at 84 (2000)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Director David Lean's "Dr. Zhivago," premieres (1965)
  • "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1 (1958)
  • KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins (1957)
  • Italian government of Berlusconi resigns (1994)
  • Belgium's 5th government of Martens forms (1981)

Number One Single this time last year...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single five years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single ten years ago...

UK: Band Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas?
US: Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Australia: Anthony Callea - The Prayer

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
US: Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
Australia: The B-52's - Love Shack

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

...more number one singles

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