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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 25 November 2015

A random quote from our archives...

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."
Anne Frank

...more quotes

A random fact...

You will get fewer cavities if you eat a bag of candy in one sitting and then brush your teeth than if you slowly eat the candy a piece at a time all day.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Erick Strickland, NBA guard, Dallas Mavericks (1973)
  • Jonathan Kaplan, Paris, France, director, Heart Like a Wheel (1947)
  • Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer (1862)
  • Jacqueline Hennessy, Edmonton, actress, Dead Ringers (1969)
  • Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer (1737)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist, dies at 92 (1995)
  • Charles Hallahan, actor, Hunter, dies at 54 (1997)
  • Ludwig Erk, composer, dies at 76 (1883)
  • Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71 (1887)
  • Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27 (1990)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • "Guys and Dolls" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1200 performances (1953)
  • Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager (1941)
  • Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution (1980)
  • Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title (1983)
  • 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0 (1950)

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: Madonna - Hung Up
US: Chris Brown - Run It!
Australia: The Black Eyed Peas - My Humps

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
US: Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight
Australia: Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Seekers - The Carnival Is Over
US: The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony
Australia: Normie Rowe & The Playboys - Que Sera Sera

...more number one singles

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