Assorted Trivia


#1

Populations of Selected US Counties (2001):

Arthur, Nebraska…411
Grant, Nebraska…741
Loving, Texas…70
Clark, Idaho…971
Petroleum, Montana…488
Kalawao, Hawaii…135
Los Angeles, CA…9,637,494

Original names of entertainers:

Tom Cruise: Thomas Mapother IV
Michael Caine: Maurice Micklewhite
Alan Alda: Alphonso D’Abruzzo
Woody Allen: Allen Konigsberg
Pat Benatar: Patricia Andrejewski
Jackie Chan: Chan Kwong-Sung
Michael Keaton: Michael Douglas
Sade: Helen Folsad Abu
Raquel Welch: Raquel Tejada
John Wayne: Marion Morrison


#2

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month”, or what we know today as the “honeymoon”.

There are 19 different versions of Guinness.

According to a diary entry from a passenger on the Mayflower, the pilgrims made their landing at Plymouth Rock, rather than continue to their destination in Virginia, due to lack of beer.

Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where “rule of thumb” comes from.

In 1788, Ale was proclaimed “the proper drink for Americans” at a parade in New York City.

The original text of the Reinheitsgebot only had three ingredients: Barley, hops, and water. Yeast wasn’t mentioned for another 35 years.

After consuming a bucket or two of vibrant brew they called aul, or ale, the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle, often without armor or even shirts. In fact, “berserk” means “bare shirt” in Norse, and eventually took on the meaning of their wild battles.

12 oz of a typical American pale lager actually has fewer calories than 2 percent milk or apple juice.


#3

[quote=“tigerman”]
After consuming a bucket or two of vibrant brew they called aul, or ale, the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle, often without armor or even shirts. In fact, “berserk” means “bare shirt” in Norse, and eventually took on the meaning of their wild battles. [/quote]

You forgot the exciting mushrooms, they added to the brew. They were high when they went to battle.


#4

Frank Sinatra useed to sign his oil paintings under the name of “Artanis”


#5

Mao Zedong got his first girl preggers when he was only 14. :slight_smile:


#6

John Lennon used a number of pseudonyms in his musical work. These include Dr. Winston O’Boogie, Long John, Dr. Winston Booker Table, Dwarf McDougal, Rev. Fred Ghurkin, Dr. Winston O’Ghurkin, Musketeer Gripweed, Mel Torment, Dr. Dream, Honarary John St. John Johnson, Dr. Winston O’Reggae, John O’Cean, Joel Nohnn, Kaptain Kundalini, and Dad.

–Courtesy, IMDB.