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Monday, December 28, 2009


The movie, Some Like It Hot, topped the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 funniest films ever.

U-BETCHA! the 1959 Billy Wilder classic starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The list was compiled in 2000.

'Some like it hot'

Katy the Kangaroo, Elmo the Elephant, and Newt the Gnu are all cartoon characters from the series, the fabulous animalz.

Nope! They were animated characters created along with Tony the Tiger to compete in a 1952 ad campaign for the job of representing Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes. Tony and Katy initially tied and were pictured on cereal boxes, but after a year, Tony was declared the sole winner.

Tony The Tiger

The guitar was the first musical instrument on which the Christmas carol “Silent Night” was performed.

Yup. The carol, played on Christmas Eve 1818 at St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria, was based on a poem written by assistant pastor Joseph Mohr that had been set to music by church organist Franz Gruber.

Silent Night

Thomas Edison was the first person in the U.S. to put electric lights on a Christmas tree.

Not likely! It was an associate of Thomas Edison, in 1882. Edward Johnson hand-wired 80 small colored bulbs and strung them around a rotating evergreen in the parlor of his New York City home.

The First Electric Light Christmas Tree

We wish you a Merry Christmas" was the first song sung by American astronauts in outer space.

Un-uh. It was "Happy Birthday." It was performed in March 1969 by the astronauts aboard Apollo IX. They were serenading Christopher Kraft, director of NASA space operations, who was at work at the Johnson Space Center.

Apollo 9 astronauts, James A. McDivitt, commander
- David R. Scott, command module pilot - Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot

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