Who is Paul Winchell?
Who is Paul Winchell? Winchell is known to most as the voice of Tigger from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. While he made appearances in shows such as Perry Mason, McMillan & Wife, and The Beverly Hillbillies, he is more known in the industry for his voicing of Tigger. However, he also gets credit for something very significant. Winchell was an inventor who used his medical training to create the first artificial heart.
Coldest place on earth
Where is the coldest place on Earth? Coming in at a brisk -135° Fahrenheit (-93° Celsius), the Vostok Station in Antarctica wins the prize. The Russian research station first began their core drilling and magnetometry research in 1957. Anywhere from 13-25 scientists and engineers reside at this station year-round.
Boy Scouts of America
The BSA, or the organization better known as the Boy Scouts of America, was founded on February 08, 1910. William D. Boyce, one of the original founders, first brought the idea to the US after a trip to London in 1909. While in London he visited the London chapter of the Boy Scouts which has been established in 1907.
The OK corral
A Shootout at the OK Corral! That expression or quote has been heard in movies and even in real life conversation. Was this a real event? Did it take place? It did. It took place 137 years ago today, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona.
The Shootout at the OK Corral was a 30 second gunfight in which the Earp brothers (Wyatt, Morgan, and Virgil) and Doc Holliday took on the 5 members of the Clanton-McLaury gang.
First presidential speech
October 5, 1947, 71 years ago to the day, President Harry Truman delivered the first ever televised presidential speech. Not many homes contained a television set at this point in time so many Americans were not able to witness this historic moment. One year later in 1948, President Truman would also become the first candidate to show a paid political ad on television.
Most boring day ever
April 11, 1954 is on record as being the most boring day in history. How did it earn that distinction? Scientist William Tunstall-Pedoe was part of a project called True Knowledge. This was a database of more than 300 million facts. From this collection of facts, Tunstall-Pedoe wrote a script that would search all the data and determine what day had the least number of events. That is how April 11, 1954 became known as the boring day in history.
Who failed music class?
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock N’ Roll, is a musical icon. His music is still popular, and he is one of the best-selling artists of all time. That makes it even harder to believe that he failed a music class. While in high school, his music teacher told him he couldn’t sing. Elvis later said that music class was “the only thing I ever failed.”