Big Bird is 8 feet 2 inches tall.
“She is now in the vile embrace of the Apollo of the evening. Her head rests upon his shoulder, her face is upturned to his, her bare arm is almost around his neck, her partly nude swelling breast heaves tumultuously against his, face to face they whirl on, his limbs interwoven with hers, his strong right arm around her yielding form, he presses her to him until every curve in the contour of her body thrills with the amorous contact. Her eyes look into his, but she sees nothing; the soft music fills the room, but she hears it not; he bends her body to and fro, but she knows it not; his hot breath, tainted with strong drink, is on her hair and cheek, his lips almost touch her forehead, yet she does not shrink; his eyes, gleaming with a fierce, intolerable lust, gloat over her, yet she does not quail. She is filled with the rapture of sin in its intensity; her spirit is[Pg 16] inflamed with passion and lust is gratified in thought. With a last low wail the music ceases, and the dance for the night is ended, but not the evil work of the night.”
— From the Ball-Room to Hell by T.A. Faulkner, Ex-Dancing Master, Formerly Proprietor of the Los Angeles Dancing Academy and Ex-President of Dancing Masters’ Association of the Pacific Coast, 1892
“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.” — Alfred Hitchcock
What do you get when thousands of drunken sports fans stack their beer cups into a huge chain? A beer snake, that’s what. They’re not very dangerous, as snakes go — they tend to appear at cricket matches, which take hours and sell a lot of beverages. But they get big: The largest so far measured 23 meters. Cheers.
In April 2005, Grabowiec, a village near Torun, Poland, named one of its streets after Obi-Wan Kenobi.
No word on property values.
Bela Lugosi was buried in a cape.
Bob Marley was buried with a guitar, a soccer ball, a bud of marijuana, and a Bible.
Mickey Mouse was originally going to be called Mortimer.
Walt Disney’s wife didn’t like the name.
Jack Nicholson’s contract stipulates that he does not film movies during Lakers games.
James Brown’s eyebrows are tattoos.