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Fact Of The Day

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Jul 8, 2017.

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  1. ardee

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    Q) So, this Keith Richards guy...guitar player for the Stones. What kind of neighborhood did he grow up in?

    A) The tough neighborhood where he grew up also was the onetime location of the City of London Lunatic Asylum, where Jack the Ripper suspect Jacob Levy was once confined. As a youth, Richards belonged for a time to the Boy Scouts. “It was mainly a chance to swagger around with a knife on your belt,” he explains. Unfortunately, “you didn’t get the knife until you got a few badges.”

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    Q) So this other guy, Ron Wood...worked with Rod Stewart and the Stones, know anything about him?

    A) Prodigious breeder (which Dr. Strangelove would approve of), Ronnie was born outside of London to a family of “water gypsies,” barge and river workers. In fact, he’s said his generation was the first in his family to be born on dry land and Wood has six kids. A son with his first wife, a daughter and a son with his second wife, a son from his second wife’s previous marriage that he adopted, and twins with his third wife. Interestingly, he has six grandchildren, ALL OF THEM OLDER THAN HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTERS! :confused:
     
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    The rotors on camera drones can do serious damage to human flesh if the two come in contact.
     
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    Q) What about that other guy...the bass player...Bill Wyman, anything on him?

    A) At 52, he married an 18 year old woman named Mandy Smith. They divorced one year later. Turns out, Bill's thirty year old son, Stephen, then married Mandy's mother who was 46 at the time. IF Bill & Mandy had remained married, Stephen would have been his father's father-in-law, and as such, his own Grandpa.

    Q2) Awritie, well what about Charlie Watts, Mick's drummer...

    A2) In a bizarre and unexplainable twist vis-a-vis marriage Watts has had but one wife and been married to her since 1964!!!! He married Shirley Ann Shepherd in 1964, and they have one daughter, Serafina. While his bandmates partied on the road, Watts remained faithful to Shirley. However, he had trouble sleeping in hotel rooms without the comfort of her being next to him. And as for being "Mick's Drummer?... Keith Richards told Esquire magazine that Mick Jagger once pushed the mild-mannered Watts over the edge. Jagger, after a few drinks in a hotel, phoned Watts and asked, "Is my drummer there?" Watts, dressed in a full suit, knocked on Jagger's door, told him "Don't ever call me your drummer," and decked him in the face. The jury is still out as to whether this did any damage - or improvements - to Mick's visage.
     
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    Although Chick-Fil-A is normally closed on Sunday (about 14% fewer operating hours than most others), the brand generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast food chain in the US.
     
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    Is Chick-Fil-A ‘normally’ closed on Sunday or ‘always’ closed on Sunday? I thought it was the latter.
     
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    I will need to ask my source, who probably just cut-paste quoted this as well.
     
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    Dovetailing off of @deansrobinson and his great Rolling Stones bios here is another interesting tidbit.

    In 1969 when the Stones recorded “Gimme Shelter” Mick decided he wanted to do a duet with a female during the song. So Mick called up Merry Clayton in the middle of the night, having never even meeting her, and asked her if she wanted to come in the studio and record a couple of tracks. A very pregnant Merry Clayton showed up in hair curlers and only needed a few takes to absolutely nail one of the most memorable choruses from the 60s, or really any Rock n Roll decade. Unfortunately, when she returned home after the recording she had a miscarriage.

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    What a voice. :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    To legally call a product Ice Cream in the US, it must weigh at least 4.5 pounds per gallon and contain at least 10 percent fat from milk. Products not meeting this standard are often labeled Frozen Dairy Dessert or something similar.
     
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    Update: I just spoke to my source, who said with an air of confidence that on some occasions, yes, some Chick-Fil-A shops have been open on Sunday.
     
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    If you wanted to buy the parts to make an iPhone in 1991, it would have cost about $3.5 million.
     
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    Thanks for the followup.
     
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    Typically, they do that when it's some sort of charity thing, where they're providing free food to people, (first responders, victims of a bad weather event...that sort of thing).
    The standard, corporate policy is that they're closed on Sundays.
     
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    Nikon has ended all official photo equipment sales via authorized dealers and mail/web ordering in Brazil, citing extortive taxes and uncontrolled grey/black market selling for the decision.
     
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    And for the addict...who just can't go a whole 24 hours sans a piece of fried chicken, here's the culinary life raft for Chic-feel-aaaa:
    https://parade.com/688201/solanahawkenson/you-can-now-enjoy-chick-fil-a-on-sundays-in-select-locations/

    And when a venue is open on Sunday, it's for a reason aligned with the history of the chain, like here : https://www.businessinsider.com/chick-fil-a-opens-on-sunday-during-hurricane-florence-2018-9

    So to @topcard and @dmr, I'd just like to take this opportunity to say that you both deserve the obligatory Vegas..."winner, winner, chicken dinner". :feedme:
     
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