Today I Learned…

just how lucky you can get on The Price is Right.

Today I Learned…

…what really happened to Abraham Lincoln on that fateful night.

Today I Learned…

…about the Wilhelm Scream.  It’s a sound effect that is used /extremely/ frequently in both movies and video games.  From Wikipedia: “The Wilhelm’s revival came from Star Wars series sound designer Ben Burtt, who tracked down the original recording (which he found as a studio reel labeled “Man being eaten by alligator“). Although Distant Drums was the first known use of the sound, Burtt named it after “Pvt. Wilhelm”, a minor character who emitted the same scream in the 1953 film The Charge at Feather River.”

Once you hear it, I’m sure you’ll recognize it.  Check out this compliation video I found on Kezins.com:

Today I Learned…

…that someone re-wrote that damned “Hey There Delilah” song from a few years ago into this work-of-art/monstrosity:

Anyone who rhymes fthagn with noggin is alright in my book.

Today I Learned…

…just how bad I was at the drums when I used to play.