Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Thursday, November 16th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:
- “LOL” started back in the 1980s, when a Canadian teenager named Wayne Pearson used it on a Bulletin Board System, one of the earliest forms of internet chat rooms, when a friend said something funny. He says, “Instead of trying to type out really quickly ‘That made me laugh out loud,’ I just sort of typed LOL.” The friend asked what it meant . . . he told him . . . and it caught on, spreading throughout the forum.
- Elton John’s real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. And when he changed it to Elton John, he also gave himself a new middle name: Hercules.
- There’s only one word that starts with the letter “X” in all of Shakespeare. In “The Taming of the Shrew”, a character mentions Socrates’s wife, Xanthippe.
- There’s a town in western Pennsylvania called Donora, with only 4,800 people . . . but it’s where two of the greatest baseball players who ever lived are from. And they were born almost 50 years apart: Stan Musial in 1920 and Ken Griffey Jr. in 1969.
- On “Gilligan’s Island”, it’s not clear if Gilligan was his first name or his last name. He was always just referred to as “Gilligan.”
Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!