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link me some interesting wikipedia articles
I don't like reading those things though
here's Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle, friend of Charles Darwin and founder of modern weather forecasting:
do you think he'd mind if I called him JoMo?
Which links to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_torture
On 24 March 1975, Alex Mitchell, a 50-year-old bricklayer from King's Lynn, England, had died laughing while watching the Kung Fu Kapers episode of The Goodies, featuring a Scotsman in a kilt battling a vicious black pudding with his bagpipes. After twenty-five minutes of continuous laughter Mr.Mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and expired from heart failure. His widow later sent the Goodies a letter thanking them for making Mr.Mitchell's final moments of life so pleasant.
EDIT - or maybe even J-Mo?
This was posted in Fact-o-rama about a hundred years ago, but I think it's worth a repost – Nazi sympathiser Unity Mitford was supposedly conceived here:
Glad to see it 'impressed some of the more superstitious Nazis'
that's pretty funny
I see this is the new longest Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_inventions_and_discoveries