Today was the day in 1990 that it all went horribly wrong for German R&B group Milli Vanilli, the group that was so fabricated that they didn’t even perform their own tracks. They lost their Grammy and failed to succeed at their own “real” re-launch.
Trigger warning: regardless of who was singing, the music is pretty dire.
In 1945 UNESCO was formed. It has fairly noble goals of fostering peace though promoting cultural, educational and scientific dialogues between nations, which of course doesn’t always work as well as it could.
It’s Chinua Achebe‘s birthday today(1930), Nigerian poet and novelist. He’s most famous for the novel Things Fall Apart. Here he is reading his poem We Laughed At Him.
Just down the road from Jerry’s office in 1942 work began on the first atomic pile.
It’s commemorated with this statue, which is either a skull, a mushroom cloud or neither.
Over in Poland, cunning plans are afoot once more in our four-footed cousins’ never-ending quest for more delectables.
Hili: There is a piece of beef in the fridge.
Cyrus: We have to appeal to the better angels of their nature.
Hili: W lodówce jest wołowina.
Cyrus: Trzeba zaapelować do lepszej strony ich natury.
Hat-tip: Matthew Cobb.