The Daily Dose/Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Daily Dose/May 25, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience. 

We’re working on another infernal project; your Daily Dose will return.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow has the latest from the new county building. Today’s Diary.

…an element compounded by the acoustics in the building, which are either horrendous or fabulous depending on your feelings on sound being amplified to a loud roar.


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

In 240 BC – Halley’s comet is definitively recorded for the first time, by the Chinese, who recorded the comet as a “broom star”. It was identified as a regularly appearing comet in 1705 by English scientist Edmond Halley and its closest approach to Earth was 3.07 million miles in 837 AD. Currently, the comet is out past the orbit of Neptune, 18 degrees below the plane of the ecliptic, and close to starting its return journey toward the sun. The comet’s orbit last 76 years, last appeared in 1986, and will return in 2061. 

In 1965 – Muhammed Ali defends his WBC and WBA world heavyweight titles with a first-round knockout of Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine. It remains one of the most iconic fights of the era, with the fight immediately suspected by some of being fixed, suspicions that remained unfounded and betting patterns before the fight were not considered suspicious. Ali had defeated Liston for the title in February 1964 and would defend his title eight more times before being stripped of it in 1967 and this was the last title fight for Liston. 

In 1959 – Wilbert Harrison is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second and final consecutive week with Kansas City. It was the first of four Hot 100 hits for Harrison and his only #1 and the song was also in its third of seven consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart. The song has hit a variety of American charts over the years, including Hot 100 versions by James Brown, Trini Lopez, and Little Richard.

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

Hitler accepted his forced retirement from public life much as he had his imprisonment and took advantage of its opportunities.
John Toland
Adolf Hitler

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

The major league record for most grand slam home runs in a season is six, done twice, by Don Mattingly in 1987 and Travis Hafner in 2006. 

Today’s Stumper
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Where and when did the Beatles’ version of Kansas City chart in the US? – Answer next time!


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