Tuesday 7-2-2013 Assortment
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A hypochondriac went to the doctor because he was convinced he had a very rare disease. “But what makes you think you have it?” the doctor asked. “With this disease there is no pain of any kind.”
“Oh, no!” the patient worried. “Those are my symptoms exactly!
What city has lent its name to breeds of long-haired cats, goats, and rabbits?
Ankara, Turkey, which was known as Angora before 1930.
Ugly Betty (2006–10)
This show debuted a few months after the premiere of the hit movie adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s novel The Devil Wears Prada, in which a plain young woman is hired as an assistant at a fashion magazine. Betty was partially based on the book version of Prada, but series developers Silvio Horta and Salma Hayek modeled the show more closely on a 1999–2001 Colombian soap opera called Yo Soy Betty, La Fea (“I Am Betty, the Ugly One”). ABC’s Ugly Betty was one of 18 international versions of the Colombian show.
Richard Dawson met his wife when she was a contestant on his show, Family Feud.