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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Friday 4 September 2015

A random quote from our archives...

"The things that I've done that have totally been remembered, they've always started with the same kind of engine, they've always started with someone saying 'I have to make this film - I'm going to make this film whatever the odds'."
Jenny Agutter

...more quotes

A random fact...

There are about 2 million sweat glands in the average human body. The average adult loses 540 calories with every liter of sweat. Men sweat about 40 percent more than women.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jacob Hintze, composer (1622)
  • Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa (1853)
  • Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer (1761)
  • Giuseppi Gentile, Italy, triple jumper 1968 Olympics bronze (1943)
  • Jan Levoslav Bella, composer (1843)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Clyde Adler, voice (White Fang/Black Tooth-Soupy Sales), dies (1993)
  • Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies (1991)
  • Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71 (1960)
  • Hurricane Frances hits Florida, causing $40 billion in damage. (2004)
  • Jean-Franeois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies (1709)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama (1864)
  • D McI Hodgson of St. Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna (1950)
  • U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site (1981)
  • Arson fire engulfs apt-hotel in LA, 25 die (1982)
  • North Beach and Mission Railway Company organized in SF (1862)

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: Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle
US: Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Australia: The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes - Don't Cha

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Bombalurina - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
US: Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory
Australia: Faith No More - Epic

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
US: The Beatles - Help!
Australia: The Beatles - Help!

...more number one singles

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