It’s Official: Today Is Weirdness Day!

If you see people acting strangely today, don’t be surprised. There is ample evidence that December 12 has seen more than its share of strange behavior. Consider the following:

  • 12/12/37: Mae West seduces Charlie McCarthy (ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s dummy) on radio, referring to Charlie as “all wood and a yard long” and commented that his kisses gave her splinters.
  • 12/12/57: Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 13-year-old third cousin Myra Gale Brown.
  • 12/12/83: First Lady Nancy Reagan sits on Mr. T’s lap and kisses him on top of his head.
  • 12/12/85: President Ronald Reagan signs the Gramm-Rudman bill, which was supposed to end the federal deficit of $1.9 trillion (which currently stands at $15 trillion.)
  • 12/12/2002: CIA Director George Tenet assures President George W. Bush that the evidence against Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction was a “slam dunk.”

So, be on the lookout for weirdness today. It’s almost certain that someone will do something deeply weird before midnight.

Might it be you?

Today’s Fact-Cetera

Impress your friends! Inform them that the chemical process that turns bread into toast is called the Maillard reaction.

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