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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 8 February 2016

A random quote from our archives...

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."
Henry Ward Beecher

...more quotes

A random fact...

In the USA - more toilets flush at the half time of the Super Bowl than at any other time of the year.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Herb Hohenberger, hockey defenseman, Team Austria 1998 (1969)
  • Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher, New York Yankees (1942)
  • Holly Manthei, Edina, Minnesota, soccer midfielder/forward 1996 Olympics (1976)
  • Bob Oliver, baseball player (1943)
  • Arlan Stangeland, Rep-R-MN, 1977- (1930)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Mikado), dies at 75 (1975)
  • Cliff Clark, actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63 (1953)
  • Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies (1245)
  • Julius Schwartz, comic editor/agent, dies at 88 (2004)
  • Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52 (1907)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • David Hares "Racing Demon," premieres in London (1990)
  • Simon Willard patents banjo clock (1802)
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic (1987)
  • 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, New York (1928)
  • Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die (1526)

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: Notorious B.I.G. with P.Diddy & Nelly - Nasty Girl
US: Beyonce featuring Slim Thug - Check On It
Australia: Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana - Run it!

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: The KLF - 3 am Eternal
US: C + C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
Australia: Divinyls - I Touch Myself

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Overlanders - Michelle
US: Petula Clark - My Love
Australia: The Beatles - Daytripper / We Can Work It Out

...more number one singles

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