Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Why did the soldier start shooting into the burning building?
He was taught to fight fire with fire.
Lawyer: When did you last see Walter?
Witness: At his funeral.
Lawyer: Did he make any comment to you at that time?
Witness: No, sir.
(from an actual court case)
For what outdoor recreational sport did Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, begin offering athletic scholarships in 2010?
Competitive bass fishing. Bethel, the first college in the U.S. to offer such a scholarship, is one of more than 200 colleges in the U.S. to have a competitive bass fishing team.
Clara Peller was a 74-year-old manicurist when a television crew member plucked her out of her salon and asked her to appear as an extra in a commercial—as a manicurist. Eight years later, the commercial’s producer remembered Peller when he was casting a series of ads for Wendy’s hamburgers. He located her—now 82 and retired from her nail salon—and gave her a role as a grumpy old lady with a catchphrase: “Where’s the beef?” Peller’s one-line performance was a hit. In the final three years of her life, she worked in commercials and movies, and even made an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
(You're never too old to start a new career!)
NBC programmer (and The Tonight Show inventor) Pat Weaver was the father of actor Sigourney Weaver.