It's common for someone to say, "I need sellotape"
when s/he means "I need stickytape". Ditto for
someone to seek a thermos when s/he should ask for a vacuum
flask or to go to buy a hoover when s/he means a vacuum
cleaner. However, people wanting a Toyota mean exactly
that. The generic term is a car or an automobile.
Though the scene took 7 days to shoot, it only aired
for 45 seconds in the film. An irate father wrote a
letter to Alfred Hitchcock complaining that his daughter
would no longer take a shower because of the scene.
Hitchcock cheekily replied: "Send her to the dry
Now commonly referred to as "the Father of the
Modern Innkeeping Industry", Kemmons Wilson built
his first hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, then grew as
the interstate system did. The amenities that Wilson
believed would make the accommodations more suitable
were clean sheets, free ice, air conditioning, and a
television and Bible in every room.
Compare that to the 33 vertebrae humans have and it's
easy to understand how a cat is able to arch its back
so high. The vertebrae are also fitted together loosely,
allowing more fluidity of motion.
Kimberly Clark issued the first paper facial tissue
in 1924, but it was not until 1930 that it was marketed
as a disposable handkerchief.
The first mile of concrete highway was laid between
Six and Seven Mile Roads in Detroit. It was constructed
in less than three months at the breathtaking sum of
$13,000! Experts quickly discovered that concrete was
more durable and easier to maintain than other road
The fads of the time were determined by European royalty.
The most common styling product used at the time was
beef lard, bear grease, bone marrow and hazelnut oil.
Women couldn't afford to have their hair styled on a
regular basis, and the concoctions often grew rancid,
so it's no coincidence that the sale of French perfume
skyrocketed around that time.
Lippershey was a 17th century maker of eyeglasses. One
day he was checking for flaws in two lenses. He discovered
that moving the lens close, then away, created a 'zoom
affect'. He then mounted two lenses in a hollow tube,
and the rest is history. He called his discovery, "kijkglas"
The 'Concert For Bangladesh', was created and put together
by former Beatle George Harrison. The concert featured,
amongst others, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr,
Jim Horn, Jim Keltner, Bob Dylan, and Ravi Shankar.
Leon Russell sang, "Jumpin' Jack Flash". The
concert was put together for relief efforts to the country.
The swashplate tilts on a pivot, thus creating pitch
for the helicopter's rotor blades at different angles.
This allows the aircraft to rise (pitch), move left
and right (roll), and move forward. The cockpit controls
are called the collective stick and cyclic stick.