The Daily Dose/Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Daily Dose/May 21, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things. 

The Sunday Bottom 5 will return.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

Say hi to Read Free Sunday at The Diary. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow has news from around The Shire. Today’s Diary. 

The rhubarb in the back garden is already huge, too…Recall it grows every year and we never use any of it, preferring to allow it to return to Mother Earth and you don’t have to be Mr Garden to strongly suspect this might be the reason why…We don’t know, however, if this is the case nor, honestly, are we going to do further research into the matter. 


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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it. 

In 1455 – England’s War of the Roses between the Houses of Lancaster and Tudor against the House of York begins at the First Battle of St Albans north of London. The battle saw troops under Richard, Duke of York defeat the House of Lancaster, led by King Henry VI, who was captured. The War of the Roses would last until 1487 and result in a House of Lancaster victory. 

In 1977 – Seattle Slew, ridden by Jean Cruguet, wins the 102nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico race track in Baltimore, defeating Iron Constitution by 1.5 lengths and running the mile and 3/16ths in 1:54-2/5ths. Previously, Seattle Slew had won the Kentucky Derby and would later win the Belmont Stakes, becoming the tenth Triple Crown winner. It remains the only Triple Crown for Cruguet and trainer Billy Taylor. 

In 1955 – Perez Prado and his Orchestra is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart – a predecessor of the Hot 100 – for the fourth of ten consecutive weeks with Cherry Pink (And Apple Blossom White). The song also went to #1 in Great Britain, was Billboard’s biggest song of the year, and the song also went to #1 on Billboard’s Most Played By Jockeys and Most Played In Jukeboxes charts. Though the song had both French and English lyrics, Prado’s version was instrumental and was his first of two #1s on a Billboard pop chart. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Philosophy directs us first to seek the goods of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or not much wanted.
Francis Bacon

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The major league record for most career errors by a pitcher is 90, done twice, by Joe McGinnity (1899-1908) and Nolan Ryan (1966, 1968-93). 

Today’s Stumper
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