Odd factoids

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
Brad soon moved from San Francisco to Pittsburg and became an actor lucky enough to consort with Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, but not at the same time.
 

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
'Oi! Who done an Eartha Kitt in me Scooby' was a Cockney phrase uttered by a native born East Ender when his mate done a Betty Boo in his Subaru Impreza WRX
 

kynikos

Über Member
Location
Elmet
Edson Henry, a cyclist and an engineer, kept getting his feet wet when he crossed the stream which ran across the driveway to his house. Realising that this was due to his pedals, at the bottom of their rotation, being only 4 inches from the bed of the stream whereas the stream was 8 inches deep he invented the "ford" motor car to overcome the problem. He never got wet feet again; the idea caught on and he became massively successful - to such an extent that he changed his name to Ford, after the car he'd invented.

Stubborn cyclists have resisted the temptation but still get wet feet.
 

Ming the Merciless

There is no mercy
Location
Inside my skull
Edson Henry, before the name change, invented the Henry hoover. He formed a company around it, which was eventually bought out by the YHA
 

kynikos

Über Member
Location
Elmet
1988/89 saw the "Second Summer of Love" - as MDMA fueled, colourful, illegal raves rippled across the British countryside. It's named in homage to the first psychedelic celebration of "flower power" which was not, as many people are prone to believe, in 1967 but in 1903 when the newly formed Young Hedonists Association bought three barns and converted them into "pleasure palaces". It was only in 1930 when, having bought the "Henry Hoover Co" and deciding to clean up their act that they changed their title and became the YHA we know and love today.
 
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