The Who2 Blog January 2007

Letter of the Day!

A short gem, from Who2 user H.S.:

To: suggestions@who2.com

Why not have a few not-so-famous people on Who2.com? I am not so famous, but I have a colorful background of accidents and incidents.

H.S.

Punxsutawney Phil, Centenarian?

With Groundhog Day looming, we have received a delightful letter from Mr. Ben Hughes of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hughes is one of the official handlers for America's top-dog groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.

Here is what Mr. Hughes had to say:

"A correction on your Punxsutawney Phil information.

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Ramen Inventor Goes to Noodle Shop in the Sky

Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen noodles, has died of a heart attack in Japan. Ando was 96. Plucky to the last, he made a new year's speech at the corporate offices of his company on Wednesday before returning home and falling ill.

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Happy Birrrrthday to Ullllrich

January 1st marked the 523rd birthday of Ulrich Zwingli, Who2's unofficial mascot. Zwingli, you'll recall, was the Protestant Reformer who survived bubonic plague, had a secret marriage at age 38, and still ended up playing Avis to Martin Luther's Hertz. Plucky to the last, Zwingli was wounded in a Catholic-vs.-Protestant wrangle and then put to the sword when he refused a Catholic confessor.

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