Saturday, September 28, 2013
Disguise getting very impatient.
Where did the Norway rat, also known as the brown rat, originate?
In northern China. The rats spread west to Europe in the 16th century, and were transported to North America in the mid-18th century aboard ships carrying grain from England. They were named for Norway in the belief that they had arrived in England aboard Norwegian vessels.
The Dukes of Hazzard was a massive hit when it debuted in 1979. It was most popular in the South, but that created a problem. Since Dukes aired on Friday night at 9:00 P.M., so many people in Mississippi stayed home to watch the show that high-school football game attendance dropped dramatically. School districts responded by rescheduling football games for Saturday night.
To date, the only sitcom to be made into a stage musical is Happy Days.