Johnny Cash’s hit song “A Boy Named Sue” was actually written by Shel Silverstein, beloved author of children’s books. The song was first recorded by Johnny Cash on February 24, 1969, with Carl Perkins playing guitar, at a live concert at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Who wrote the famous Johnny Cash hit song “A Boy Named Sue”?
When the mummy of Ramesses II was transported to special laboratories in France in 1974 to assist in preserving its condition, a passport was required. Under French law, anyone who enters the country, alive or dead, must hold a passport. So the Egyptian government issued a passport to King Ramesses II, labeling him as “King (deceased)”. Just as interestingly, when the mummy arrived in France, it was received with a funeral procession of full military honors, as was fitting for all members of high rank.
Ramesses II, was the 3rd Pharoah of Egypt and lived to be 96 years old. He ascended to the throne in 1290 BCE and after his death, this great King was mummified, as was the Egyptian custom. In 1974, the mummy’s condition was getting significantly worse and the Egyptian government agreed to let France take the mummy back to its laboratories for treatment. What official documents were needed in order to transport the mummy of Ramesses II to France?
When the 3 Musketeers bar was originally made, it was split into three pieces – 3 colors and 3 flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. During World War II, vanilla and strawberry became increasingly more expensive and difficult to obtain in large quantities, so the Mars company opted to go with all chocolate. . . which it has remained since.
Originally, a 3 Musketeers bar had three pieces, each with a different color and a different flavor. What were they and why is it only chocolate flavored now?
Boxing is the only sport in which neither participants nor spectators know who is winning or what the score is until the match is over.
What is the only sport in which neither the participants, nor the spectators know the score or even who is winning until after the contest is over?
The municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! located in the province of Quebec in Canada, just north of Maine in the United States, is the only city whose name includes two exclamation points?
The name has its roots in the ancient French term “The haha” which meant a dead end or unanticipated obstacle which referred to Lake Témiscouata which early French explorers encountered unexpectedly.
What is the only city in the world whose name includes two exclamation points?