The Daily Dose/December 29, 2018

The Daily Dose/December 29, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

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Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyA customer takes it to DefCon 1 when Sparrow won’t accept a return when doesn’t have either the receipt or the original barcode, plus he plays travel agent for Mamadou’s flight to Senegal.

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On This Date
In 1860- Naval warfare enters a new era when Great Britain launches the HMS Warrior, the world’s first iron-hulled, iron clad, steam-powered warship. The ship was ordered in response to French navy’s launching of the first steam-powered warship in 1850 and the first iron-clad warship a year earlier. Her usual complement was 50 officers and 650 men -known as ratings in the British Navy – and though decommissioned in 1883, Warrior still serves Her Majesty as a museum ship in Portsmouth.

In 2007 – The New England Patriots defeat the New York Giants 38-35, becoming the fourth NFL team to finish a regular season undefeated and untied, the first since the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the first to go 16-0. The Patriots would finish the season 18-1, losing Super Bowl XLII to Giants 17-14.

In 1979 – Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second of three non-consecutive weeks. The song is about a man who answers a personal ad that had been placed by his wife and Holmes later said the original lyrics included Humphrey Bogart instead of pina coladas, the first exotic cocktail Holmes could think of. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) was the 252nd and last #1 on the Hot 100 for the decade. It would fall to #2 the following week and return to #1 two weeks later, still the only song to ascend to #1 in different decades.

That is always best which gives me to myself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Address, Harvard Divinity School, 7/15/1838

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Spiro Agnew was the other vice president to resign, in 1973 after being charged with one count of tax evasion.

Today’s Stumper
Which was the first NFL team to go undefeated and untied for a regular season? –Answer next time!

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