Thursday, August 12, 2010

History of the World

Born On this day:

In 1849 Abbott Thayer, creator of camouflage for military uniforms.
In 1915 Football player, Alex Wojciechowicz (Lions, Eagles)
In 1963 Rapper, Sir Mix-A-Lot.

On this day:

In 1898 Hawaii is formally annexed to the United States.
In 1934 Babe Ruth plays his final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand.
In 1955 President Dwight D. Eisenhower raises the minimum wage from 75 cents to $1.00 an hour.
In 1970 Janis Joplin gives her final concert at Harvard before her death the following October.
In 1976 Bob Marley appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1992 After 14 months of negotiations, the U.S., Mexico and Canada announce in Washington that they had concluded the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Weird News of the Day!!
World's Biggest Man Boobs Are No More!
53-year-old Guo Qingpo of China used to hold the record for world's largest man boobs! Fortunately for him, he's enjoying a new lease of life after an operation to remove them. Guo said prior to the surgery he had ended a ten year nightmare. For many years he refused to leave his home after people labeled him a freak or falsely accused him of undergoing transgender surgery. He explained, "About ten years ago, I first noticed my breasts were larger than other men's but I just thought I was putting on weight and didn't pay much attention. Then about two years ago they began to grow outrageously until they were as big as footballs. People would stare at me wherever I went." Doctor Zhang Jianhua, who performed the surgery said, "I had never seen anything like it in 40 years. There has never been such a case in China, or anywhere in the world." Experts believe Guo suffered from lipodystrophy syndrome, a metabolic condition which involves the abnormal distribution of fat around the body. (Ananova)


LA Frog said...

What about Aug 12, 1877 -- Edison's completion of the model for the 1st phonograph. What about the 1st child born in the TX Governor's Mansion (Sam Houston's son)

Spit Purple said...

Ah Sam Houston, a great Tennessean.