Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – December 19th, 2013
National Re-gifting Day (The Thursday before Xmas)
1920 - ‘Little’ Jimmy Dickens (93) - Country Music Hall of Famer: Country Boy, My Heart’s Bouquet, May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
1933 - Cicely Tyson (80) - Emmy Award-winning actress: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [1973-74], Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All [1993-94]; Roots, Fried Green Tomatoes, Heat Wave, Sounder
1944 - Richard Leakey (69) - anthropologist, author: Origins Reconsidered: In Search of What Makes Us Human
1944 - Tim Reid (69) - actor: WKRP in Cincinnati, Frank’s Place
1945 - John McEuen (68) - is born in Oakland, California. The multi-instrumentalist joins The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1968, remaining with the group through its shift from folk and pop into country music in the 1980s
1947 - Janie Fricke (66) - singer: CMA Female Vocalist of the Year [1982 and 1983]; It Ain’t Easy
1952 - Jeff Davis (61) - musician: bass: group: Amazing Rhythm Aces: Third Rate Romance
1972 - Alyssa Milano (41) - actress: Fear, Deadly Sins, Conflict of Interest, Commando, Old Enough, Who’s the Boss?
Prosthetic Leg Mistaken For "Peeping Tom"
From independent.co.uk -
An entire class of children was evacuated from a swimming pool after a prosthetic leg was mistaken for a paedophile.
Teachers from Kings Hill Primary School in Kent spotted the leg poking out from a cubicle whilst taking their class of year 4 children swimming at Larkfield Leisure Centre.
They believed it belonged to a “peeping Tom” and after alerting staff evacuated the 60 children from the pool post-haste.
Head teacher Kerry Thomas told the Kent Messenger:“One of the members of staff had seen it, and we quickly moved the children out, and everything was dealt with in accordance with school policy.”
Yet upon investigation it was found that the leg belonged to a disabled man who had left it on the floor of the cubicle while he went for a swim.