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(Reading Eagle)   "Before abandoning ship, sailors grabbed all the ice cream they could. Some scooped it into their helmets before lowering themselves into the water"   (readingeagle.com) divider line
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2021-09-23 12:02:09 PM  
Damn, I'm going to have to find a copy of that book. Love these types of facts.
 
2021-09-23 1:45:52 PM  
Here's another WWII Ice cream fact for you: Us Subs on rescue duty to save down navy pilots and crew charged containers of ice cream ( something subs did not have the means to stock on board )  for the return of these men to their ships which the the carriers gladly paid.

The ice cream would then be quickly consumed.
 
2021-09-23 1:48:41 PM  

Merltech: Damn, I'm going to have to find a copy of that book. Love these types of facts.


Are you the author? It's a shame they didn't post a story instead of a blatant ad for a book; thanks FARK
 
2021-09-23 1:58:32 PM  

fasahd: Merltech: Damn, I'm going to have to find a copy of that book. Love these types of facts.

Are you the author? It's a shame they didn't post a story instead of a blatant ad for a book; thanks FARK


Nope, just a person who likes interesting facts that really have no use.
 
2021-09-23 2:12:07 PM  

fasahd: Are you the author? It's a shame they didn't post a story instead of a blatant ad for a book; thanks FARK


I know!

I read some "article" about a movie called Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by some guy named Roger Ebert and it was all positive and he called it "a crowning achievement, such a visionary use of all the tools of special effects, such a pure spectacle..."

It was a freaking ad.   It was encouraging people to go see the movie.  Outrage!

Why are there these "articles" that sometime entice people to buy books, see movies, go to restaurants?  They should all have disclaimers that they are actually advertisements.
 
2021-09-23 2:17:58 PM  

Merltech: Nope, just a person who likes interesting facts that really have no use.


I highly recommend (if you haven't) checking out a couple books by Richard Zacks:

History Laid Bare: Love, Sex, and Perversity from the Ancient Etruscans to Warren G. Harding

and

An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields
"the only book that explains the birth of motion pictures using photos of naked baseball players"
 
2021-09-23 2:46:54 PM  

Dr.Fey: fasahd: Are you the author? It's a shame they didn't post a story instead of a blatant ad for a book; thanks FARK
I know!
I read some "article" about a movie called Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by some guy named Roger Ebert and it was all positive and he called it "a crowning achievement, such a visionary use of all the tools of special effects, such a pure spectacle..."


I'll check it out:
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2021-09-23 3:15:24 PM  
Very interested in The Secret History of Food. I wonder if it will touch on the fact that canned tuna tasted way better before it was dolphin safe?
 
2021-09-23 3:28:58 PM  
LtCdr. Queeg inconsolable.
 
2021-09-23 7:57:30 PM  

FarkingSmurf: LtCdr. Queeg inconsolable.


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2021-09-24 4:28:19 PM  
Now I know that I should flush my milk.
 
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