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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 24 May 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance."
Henry Miller

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A random fact...

An adult walrus typically eats about 3,000 clams per day.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer, Andromeda (1893)
  • Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author, Less than 1, Nobel 1987 (1940)
  • ? Samane, South Africa, son of Christine, heaviest baby, 22 lbs 8 oz/10.2 kg (1982)
  • Maria Alejandra Vento, Caracas Venz, tennis star, 1995 Futures-Braz (1974)
  • Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist, Green Amsterdammer (1858)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), dies at 64 (1972)
  • Juan Melendez Valdes, Spanish lawyer/poet, dies at 63 (1817)
  • Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79 (1995)
  • Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 (1974)
  • Pieter Cuypers, South Netherlands lawyer, dies at 48 (1669)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days (1968)
  • New York Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds (1940)
  • French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured (1916)
  • Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname (1916)
  • Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe (1988)

Number One Single this time last year...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single five years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single ten years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Ace Of Base - All That She Wants
US: Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
Australia: Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett - Young Girl
US: Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
Australia: The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn

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