Beatles drummer Richard Starkey's stage name, Ringo Starr, transliterates to "applesauce" in Japanese. When he found out, Starr capitalized on the coincidence by appearing in a 1996 Japanese commercial for applesauce.
.....Friday the 13th, which usually occurs between once and three times each year.
The term paraskevidekatriaphobia was first coined in the early nineties by Dr. Donald E. Dossey, an American psychotherapist specialising in phobias and stress management, who reputedly claimed that when someone was able to pronounce the word they were cured. The term is based on the Greek words paraskevi ('Friday') and dekatria ('thirteen') with -phobia as a suffix to indicate 'fear'.
No-one is quite certain why people associate Friday the 13th with bad luck. Various theories have been put forward over the years, including Friday as the day of Christ's crucifixion and the ancient Egyptian belief that the 13th stage of life is death. Whatever the roots of this irrational fear, it seems to represent a very real concern to many people, so much so that a 1993 article in the British Medical Journal investigated the relation between 'health, behaviour and superstition surrounding Friday the 13th in the United Kingdom'.
The study reported the surprising finding that, despite the fact that fewer people chose to travel on Friday 13th, there were significantly more hospital admissions due to accidents than there were on 'normal' Fridays!
In 1985, a bunch of kids set off on an adventure to find a pirate's hidden treasure after discovering an old Spanish map.
They were "The Goonies," a film written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner.
This cult classic turns 30 this June 7.
Looking at the bottom picture and taking the characters from left to right, take a look at what the stars of the movies have been up to since their treasure-hunting days.
Mikey - played by Sean Astin who went on to star in "Lord of the Rings" trilogy as Samwise.
Mouth - played by Corey Feldman who later starred in "Stand By Me" & "The Lost Boys". He lent his voice for Donatello in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies and starred in two National Lampoon films.
Data - played by Jonathan Ke Quan had already had big-screen success by the time he played Data in "The Goonies." In 1984, he had a major role in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." As as adult, Ke Quan has worked in stunt choreography for "X-Men" (2000) and "The One" (2001).
Chunk - played by Jeff Cohen stole many scenes with his comic timing, but "The Goonies" remains his sole big-screen movie role. The man, formerly known as Chunk, turned his back on showbiz and became an attorney. He is the founding partner of Cohen & Gardner, LLP.
Sloth - played by John Matuszak, as the deformed brother of Fratelli who is kept imprisoned in a room by his mother. Prior to acting, Matuszak played for the National Football League and was part of two Super Bowl-winning teams. He passed away in 1989 due to accidental overdose of a prescription drug.
....Bats. Some areas do depend on the pollination of bats more than others. They include Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.Bats help with the pollination of many types of fruit in the world. This includes bananas, mangos, and peaches. It is believed that over 500 different types of tropical plants are pollinated successfully every single year through the bats role. The fact that the bats can fly quite a distance before they drop seeds also helps to keep areas of growth highly diversified.
Bats tend to like flowers that don’t give off strong scents or offer bright colors. This is the opposite of what attracts bees. These types of flowers that the bats like also seem to have lots of nectar offered in them. Many experts believe that the birds and bees take the day shift and the bats take the night shift. Everything that we know about pollination in the day time occurs at night with the bats.
What about the birds that have long beaks to get the nectar from flowers? Bats don’t have that feature but they are able to pollinate. The process is one that involved a very long tongue. When the bat isn’t using it, this tongue is rolled up in the body, underneath the rib cage. When they are using it they have complete control over such movements.
Since many bats are migratory in nature, they can carry the pollination process great distances. Their movements are believed to continually introduce new plants to various locations out there. Sometimes the growth of them is successful. Other times it isn’t possible for those types of plants or flowers to grow in the new location. The bottom line though is that the bat really does have a substantial role in overall pollination efforts.
The character that is the Comic book store owner in Springfield (The Simpsons) has no name.
He is simply known as the Comic Book Guy.
The other character in the picture talking to the Comic Book Guy is Stan Lee in one of his many cameos. To checkout more of Stans Marvel Movie & TV appearances over the years, go to Stan Lee Cameos
He is head of the world's biggest family - and says he is 'blessed' to have his 39 wives.
Mr Ziona Chana also has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren.
They live in a 100-room, four storey house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram, where the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories.
One evening meal can involve 30 chickens, 132lb of potatoes and 220lb of rice, and the family is organised with the oldest wife Zathiangi organising her fellow partners to perform household chores such as cleaning, washing and preparing meals.
Coincidently Mr Chana is also head of a sect that allows members to take as many wives as he wants.
Stan Lee has appeared in over 30 Cameo appearances
From voice overs that Stan did in the 1980's in animated TV series such as 'The Incredible Hulk' and also 'Spiderman & his Amazing friends', he went on to narrate the 1989 pilot animated TV series called 'X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men'
He then appeared as himself in the 1990's season finale of the animated TV series 'Spider-Man' in the episode titled 'Farewell, Spider-Man'
His first Marvel film role came in 1989 during the movie 'The Trial of the Incredible Hulk' in which he appeared as a jury foreman. The cameo Movie roles are shown below and other roles and appearances are listed later in the article to include Mallrats, Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory and Marvels- Agents of SHIELD.
The achievement of a goal with determination, by fair means or foul, is described as getting things done ‘by hook or by crook’.
The origin of this phrase is linked with an early British practice, at a time when forests were still the exclusive property of royalty. For any unauthorized commoner, then, to gather firewood in them was a crime, poor people being the only exception. Though they were not permitted to cut or saw off branches, they were free to remove withered timber from the ground or even a tree, doing so by means of either a hook or a crook