Freddie Tavares may not be the first name that pops into your head when you hear the words “guitar legend”, but it bloody well should be because Freddie Tavares is the guy who played arguably one of the most famous riffs in guitar history, the opening 2 seconds of the Looney Tunes theme song.
Henri L’Estrange may not be a name many of you are familiar with but it totally should be because he’s probably one of the simultaneously luckiest and unluckiest men to have ever lived.
Gladiator is the loosely-based-on-true-events story of a Roman general who is betrayed, becomes a gladiator and then stabs Joaquin Phoenix in the liver. The film was released to reasonably good reviews and was partly responsibly for a spike in books about the ancient Romans. It was also inspired partly by a single painting.
Statistically, a good deal of you are reading this sentence on a machine that runs on Windows and if you’re old enough to remember the wonderful days before Windows 8, you may recall that the old Windows looked kind of like a flag. So what the hell was going on?
So that our lead researcher and writer can focus on editing older posts to improve the over all quality of the website, Wednesday’s fact will now be presented in image form only. To make up for this, we’ll try to make sure it’s an especially awesome fact. You guys, rock. Fact source for the curious.