Friday, November 16, 2012

I bet you didn't know.....

that the Michelin Man's name is Bibendum.

Do you remember Guy Smiley from Sesame Street? Pseudonym? Bernie Liederkrantz

Remember playing with the game "Operation" when you were little? Did you know that the patient's name is "Cavity Sam"?

Remember the TV show "Gilligan's Island"?

Just sit right back 
And you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip, 
That started from this tropic port, 
Aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man, 
The Skipper brave and sure, 
Five passengers set sail that day, 
For a three hour tour, 
A three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough, 
The tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.
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The ship set ground on the shore 
Of this uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan, 
The Skipper too.
The millionaire
And his wife, 
The movie star, 
The professor and Mary Ann, 
Here on Gilligan's Isle.

(you can thank me later for that earworm!)


Skipper's real name? Jonas Grumby

And the Professor?  Roy Hinkley

Mr. Clean actually had a first name - "Veritably". He was awarded that name from a "Give Mr. Clean a First Name" promotional contest held back in 1962. Huh. And Veritably won? Gosh, I hate to see what the losing names were!

If Peppermint Patty was in school,

she would be called Patricia Reichardt

And finally, another Sesame Street character - Snuffleupagus has a first name. It is Aloysius.

If you want to find out more information on this topic visit the Mental Floss website here.

Now what you are going to do with all this bit of trivia is up to you. Me? I have a terrible memory so I'm going to forget it as soon as I finish writing this post!


Eva Gallant said...

Forget what?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Eva beat me to my comment ;>)

Country Gal said...

Cool ! Now I have Gilligan's Island tune in my head ! Have a good evening !

Brian Miller said...

i think i like snuffy's name the best...smiles...thanks for the education pat...have a great weekend...

Adam said...

cool facts

Ami said...

Same tune, different words...

Last night I woke at 12 o' clock
And then again at 3
I had to leave my cozy bed
For a 3 gallon pee
(a 3 gallon pee)

Valerie said...

I was known as the Michelin baby ... thank goodness I lost all those rolls of fat.... grins.

Happy weekend, Pat.

Lynn said...

I wonder how you pronounce Bibendum.

Mama Zen said...

I had no idea!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I never knew that Snuffleupagus had the same name as my grandpa!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Interesting trivia. I think I will have forgotten all these soon too.

Linda said...

Hi Pat, what a great post. Greetings from Montreal, Canada. I have to be honest in saying that the only thing I knew for sure was the lyrics to the Gilligan's Island theme song! I learned much today, thank you for sharing. I love your blog background and header photo.

Carletta said...

For whatever reason I did know Cavity Sam, Roy and Jonas. Probably from trivia games.
Loved Gilligan so I don't mind the earworm at all. Although, I'm heading to bed in a few minutes and my dreams could be affected. :)

Bossy Betty said...

You are blowing my mind. I am going to be incredibly popular at the next party I go to as I spout off this stuff.