Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (11/9/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Thursday, November 9th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. The highest-grossing indie film of all time is:  “The Passion of the Christ”.
  2. Vikings didn’t wear helmets with horns.  It comes from a performance of Richard Wagner’s opera “The Ring” in 1876.  The costume designer made horned helmets for the Vikings in the show, and the image stuck.
  3. Before Kurt Vonnegut was a famous author, he worked at “Sports Illustrated”.  But he got fired quickly when he was supposed to write an article about a racehorse that escaped, and he only wrote one sentence:  “The horse jumped over the [effing] fence.”
  4. The late fashion designer Kate Spade was David Spade’s sister-in-law.
  5. The first assassination attempt on a president happed in 1835, when a guy named Richard Lawrence tried to shoot Andrew Jackson.  But his gun jammed, and Jackson beat him up with his cane.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(Wikipedia / Vox / NPR / Wikipedia / History)

 

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