March 13, 2015

I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building.
Carl Sandburg

"Are you okay, Terry? You aren't looking so good. You oughta take a nap."
— Buddy Noon(Jeff Daniels), Blood Work (2002)

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned."
Sam Bellow

Ben-Hur (1959) (part 16 of 17)
  • Shiek Ilderim's 4 horses names are Aldebaran, Altair, Antares & Rigel. Their mother's name is Mera.
  • Judah Ben-Hur was called "41" 7 times total. First 5 were by Quintus Arrius, portrayed by Jack Hawkins, 6th by slave 42, acted by John Glenn. The 7th & last was Quintus Arrius, on the fragment of broken ship, after Judah Ben-Hur's rescue & Quintus Arrius woke up like a galley slave.
  • William Wyler missed just 2 days of the lengthy shoot due to influenza.
  • Charlton Heston mused years later if "Ben-Hur" and Anthony Mann's El Cid (1961) would not have been improved if the directors were reversed.
  • Sidney Franklin had initially been courted to direct the film.
  • Cameo
    May McAvoy: Esther from the original Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) is the only member of the original MGM film to appear in Ben-Hur (1959) as well. She's an extra in a crowd scene.

  • "Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk."
    Carl Jung

  • The original IBM punch-card is the same size as a Civil War era dollar bill.
  • BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages first appeared on the market in 1921, however, the little red string that is used to open the package did not get added until 1940.
  • Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

  • Hi! Ma and Pa told me I'd better say that all the two-letter words in this paragraph have something in common ...... or else! What's the common factor here?


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