August 09, 2004

Thing I've Learned as a Wikipedian

Do you remember the functions of all the buttons on the Mach Five in Speed Racer?

Laura Ingalls met and married Almanzo Wilder after her family settled in De Smet, South Dakota.

Kim Sun-Il, who was beheaded by Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'l Jihad in Iraq, was hoping to become a Christian missionary in the Middle East. May his memory be eternal.

John Newton was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1982, 13 years before Charles Wesley and 21 years before Amy Grant.

One of my favourite dishes, the doner kebab, was invented in Germany.

Enoch Powell turned from atheism to Anglicanism, but believed that Jesus had been hanged rather than crucified.

Taco Bell was founded by a man named Glen Bell, hence the name. The first run for the border was in 1962 in Downey, California.

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