Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (8/3/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. As you probably know, Donkey Kong isn’t a donkey.  A Japanese game designer chose “donkey” to convey “stubborn” in English, while “Kong” was simply to imply him being a “large ape.”  When he suggested this name to Nintendo of America, people laughed, but the name stuck.
  2. Male bonobos get set up with female bonobos to mate with by their mothers.
  3. When a businessman brought the first umbrellas to England in the mid-1700s, people hated the idea of using them so much they threw garbage at him.
  4. “Tron” was not nominated for a special effects Oscar in 1983, because the Academy thought using computers to make effects was “cheating.”
  5. When the first car radios were introduced in the 1930s, there was a huge battle over whether they were too distracting, and several states even considered major fines for people who used them.

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

 

(Wikipedia / Daily Star / Atlas Obscura / SF Gate / American Safety Council)

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