Weekly Links: 10/10/9 With Random Knowledge

by Matt B

OzAnother week in the books. Nothing of note here this week, so let’s get down to business.

Best of the Week:

Carnivals:

Crap! Forgot again!

Football season kills me, and apparently makes me kind of an idiot. That means I tend to forget the simplest of tasks…like submitting articles to carnivals.

Random Knowledge:

  • Every episode of Seinfeld contains a reference to Superman in some way, shape or form.
  • The term: “The Whole 9 Yards” has nothing to do with football. If comes from WWII fighter pilots in the Pacific. Their .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet. If a pilot used a whole belt on an enemy, he got “the whole 9 yards”.
  • Many of the Wicked Witch of the West’s scenes in the Wizard of Oz were either trimmed or deleted entirely, as Margaret Hamilton’s performance was thought too frightening for audiences.
  • Snorted stem cells are delivered directly to the brain in minutes, bypassing the blood-brain barrier. Doctors discovered this while attempting to deliver molecules such as insulin to the brain, as they can not pass the blood-brain barrier.

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What’s Sizzling? – October 10th Edition
October 10, 2009 at 9:47 am

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Jesse October 10, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for the mention in your list!

I have to argue about your Seinfeld fact though.. 😉

Matt B October 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I definitely have not caught them all, but I have heard Jerry say that there is in fact at least one reference of some sort in every episode. I could be wrong…lord knows I have been plenty of times before.

Matt Jabs October 27, 2009 at 2:39 am

Thanks for linking to my post. Did it encourage you to close and/or shred any cards in your blender? (in reference to your comment about how I shredded mine – a paper shredder!)

Matt B October 27, 2009 at 6:20 am

I have yet to destroy the cards, but I’ll definitely share when I do. I’ve got a few ideas for some gnarly Credit Card death!

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