Angela Lansbury, Quotes, Facts and Oddities



Quotes

I’ve had an incredible relationship with my husband, with my family. I know they’ve had problems of their own, but we have never wavered in our closeness as a family. I’ve had a hell of a life.


I think of myself as a journeyman actress. I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off. It could be almost anything.


I’m in a very enviable position, being able to work like thisĀ  Continue reading “Angela Lansbury, Quotes, Facts and Oddities”

Carrie Nation

After marrying a promising young physician in 1867, Carrie Nation (also known as Carry Nation) was horrified to see her husband destroy his career and his life after only two years. He drank himself to death. Mrs. Nation was so angry and disgusted with alcohol that she smashed up over 30 drinking establishments. This fearsome looking nearly six-foot-tall, 175 pound woman would enter a bar with such frenzy that all the male patrons ran in fright. She busted all the bottles and much of the furniture with rocks, bricks and a hatchet.

Carrie Nation
Carrie Nation,
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First Words After Atomic Bombing

The first words spoken after the Enola Gay dropped the bomb that killed so many innocent people in Hiroshima, were uttered by the copilot who looked back at the huge mushroom cloud. He said, “My God, what have we done?

The plane. the Enola Gay, was named after the pilot’s mother.

The Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb
The Enola Gay,
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Albert Einstein

In 1905 Albert Einstein wrote his famous Special Theory of Relativity. It was published in a scientific journal that same year, but took many years to gain general acceptance. In fact, it was not proven by actual experiment until 25 years later.

Two years after that paper was published, Einstein wanted a job as assistant professor of mathematics. This job required the applicant to submit a thesis paper, so Einstein submitted his Special Theory of Relativity. The university rejected it.

The surprising fact about Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Albert Einstein, public domain image via Wikimedia Commons