Thirty (count 'em) years have passed since the original Rocky won the Academy Award for best picture and best director of 1976. A few random Rocky notes:
The Who2 Blog December 2006
Google Earth has just announced a new gadget that "tracks" the travels of Santa Claus over the days leading up to Christmas Eve. The downer is that you must download both Google Earth and the Santa-tracking program (though they're free), but on the upside, you get a flyby of Santa's workshop at the North Pole and a peek at whimsical presents hidden around the world. It's a nice gesture.Read More »
Strange but true (and wonderful): the world's tallest man, a 54-year-old Mongolian herdsman, saved two dolphins at a Chinese aquarium by reaching into their stomachs and pulling out wayward chunks of plastic. The BBC reports that Bao Xishun is 2.36 meters, or 7 feet 8.95 inches, tall. Here's a further story (with a fine photo) from CBS News.
December 6th is a special day at Who2.com: it's the only day of the year on which nobody in our database was born. That's 2843 famous people (and counting) and none of them born on December 6th.Read More »
Animation pioneer Walt Disney died 40 years ago, but were he still living he'd be 105 today. Disney was born the same year as jazz great Louis Armstrong and chemist Linus Pauling. They both outlived him, but they were all outlasted by romance novelist Barbara Cartland, also of the class of '01, who lived to the ripe old age of 100.
Happy birthday, Walt!