Jack Bauer Kills
Wondering how many kills Jack Bauer made throughout the series 24? The number is at 268. Here is the breakdown by season:
Number of Kills
Season 1 10
Season 2 30
Season 3 14
Season 4 43
Season 5 39
Season 6 51
Season 7 28
Season 8 38
For complete details on each kill, check out http://24.wikia.com/wiki/On-screen_kills_by_Jack_Bauer
The Most Expensive Painting Sold
The most expensive work of art ever sold is a piece from a series of oil paintings done by Cézanne known as The Card Players. These works were done by Cézanne in the early 1890s with the series consisting of five paintings. One version of The Card Players was sold in 2011 for an estimated price between $250 million and $300 million which makes it the most expensive work of art sold.
Wikipedia notes: “In February 2012, Vanity Fair reported that the royal family of Qatar had, during 2011, purchased their version of the painting for a record price variously estimated at between $250 million and $320 million from the private collection of Greek shipping magnate George Embiricos.”
The little metal band that encircles your pencil eraser is known as a ferrule.
The strong arm of the law is far-reaching, albeit can be quite strange at times. Here are some of the more unique laws in place.
Cripple Creek, Colorado: It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building.
Alabama: bear wrestling matches are prohibited.
Fairbanks, Alaska: It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
Arizona: hunting camels is prohibited
Cathedral City, California: It is prohibited to sleep in a parked vehicle
Mozart Gets Down and Dirty
From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leck_mich_im_Arsch
“Leck mich im Arsch (literally “Lick me in the arse”) is a canon in B-flat major composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 231 (K. 382c), with lyrics in German. It was one of a set of at least six canons probably written in Vienna in 1782. Sung by six voices as a three-part round, it is thought to be a party piece for his friends.”
Later on, Jack White from the White Stripes teamed up with Insane Clown Posse to cover this classic song. And if you must really listen to the abomination that spewed forth, here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR0MUiRDrP4
It’s NERF or Nothin’
NERF stands for “Non-Expanding Recreational Foam” and the brand was originally created by the company Parker Brothers. Hasboro currently controls the NERF brand.
Taken from the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf
“Nerf foam is made from a solid, spongy cellular material. Polyester resin reacts with a compound while CO2 is simultaneously released by another reaction. It is this gas that creates open pockets within the polyurethane that, in turn, makes the material soft and light.”
The “Big Tiger”
Bang Kwang Central Prison is known as the “Big Tiger” because it “prowled and ate” those sentenced there. This harsh prison not only houses a multitude of foreign prisoners, but it is also home to death row inmates and long-sentence prisoners. All new prisoners are required to wear leg irons for the first three months and death row inmates actually have their leg irons permanently welded on.
From the Wikipedia Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_Kwang_Central_Prison
Prisoners receive one bowl of rice in vegetable soup each day. Other food must be purchased from the prison canteen. The prison works on a chit system. Each prisoner has an account with the canteen. Poor prisoners do chores for wealthier prisoners and prison guards to earn money for food. Some British and Lebanese prisoners receive extra money per month from charities. The British Embassy also provides food and vitamins for their prisoners. Prisoners are provided with cooking facilities and gas for the stoves is provided by the prison.
Batman- Founder of Melbourne
John Batman (21 January 1801 – 6 May 1839) was an Australian grazier, businessman and explorer who is best known for his role in the founding of a settlement which became Melbourne and the colony of Victoria.
Pioneer John Batman helped establish what is now currently known as Melbourne, Australia. When he found the current site of central Melbourne, he noted in his diary of 8 June 1835, “This will be the place for a village.” and declared the land “Batmania”. He then worked with the local Aborigines to come up with a treaty to rent the land on an annual basis- known as Batman’s Treaty. The cost per year to rent the land was: 40 blankets, 30 axes, 100 knives, 50 scissors, 30 mirrors, 200 handkerchiefs, 100 pounds of flour and 6 shirts.