Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – March 24th, 2014
Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: chocolate covered raisins, Steve McQueen's real name, a $20,000,000 egg, and more!
Make sure you're listening to Kicks 105 all day today for Straight Up George Strait every hour! Keep track of the George Strait songs you hear, and then tell us tomorrow for your chance to win tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington!
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
World Tuberculosis Day - 1882 - Professor Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis germ -- in Berlin, Germany.
1958 - Elvis Presley reported to local draft board 86 in Memphis, TN. He became US 53310761. Oddly, since Elvis was now ‘government property’ serving his time in the Army, Uncle Sam stood to lose an estimated $500,000 in lost taxes each year that Private Presley was in the Army.
1930 - (Terence Steven) Steve McQueen - actor: The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Papillon, Towering Inferno, The Sand Pebbles, Love with the Proper Stranger, Hell is for Heroes, Bullitt, The Hunter, Le Mans; died Nov 7, 1980
1940 - Bob Mackie  - fashion and costume designer: 6 Emmy Awards, 3 Academy Award nominations; client list includes: Cher, Carol Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Bernadette Peters, Madonna, Carol Channing and RuPaul, The Carol Burnett Show [entire 11-year TV run]
1954 - Robert Carradine  - actor: Revenge of the Nerds series, Body Bags, Double-Crossed, The Long Riders, Coming Home, Massacre at Central High, The Cowboys; son of actor, John Carradine; brother of actors David and Keith Carradine
1970 - Lara Flynn Boyle  - actress: The Practice, Twin Peaks, Threesome, Wayne’s World, Dead Poets Society, Red Rock West, Poltergeist 3, Huff
1973 – Jim Parsons  born in Houston, Texas plays Sheldon on “”The Big Bang Theory”.
1977 - Songwriter Natalie Hemby  - she pens Lady Antebellum's "Downtown"; Little Big Town's "Pontoon" and "Tornado"; and the Miranda Lambert hits "White Liar" and "Baggage Claim"
1984 - Chris Bosh  – born in Dallas Texas plays for the Miami Heat.
1 Egg Worth 20 Million Dollars
From http://www.parentherald.com/ -
An unidentified man in the United States spotted the egg while searching for scrap gold and purchased it for $14,000, hoping to make a fast buck by selling it as scrap gold.
But there were no takers because he was “asking too much”.
In desperation, the man searched the Internet and then realized he might have the egg that Russian Tsar Alexander III had given to his wife for Easter in 1887.
When the scrap metal man approached London's Wartski antiques dealer, he was in shock. "His mouth was dry with fear - he just couldn't talk. A man in jeans, trainers and a plaid shirt handed me pictures of the lost Imperial egg. The director of the Wartski antique dealer said, I knew it was genuine.
"He was completely beside himself - he just couldn't believe the treasure that he had," said McCarthy, who then traveled to a small town in the U.S. Midwest to inspect the reeded yellow golden egg in the man's kitchen.
Wartski acquired the $20 million Faberge egg egg for an unidentified private collector. McCarthy said he could not reveal the identity of the man who found the egg, its exact sale price or the collector, though he did say that the collector was not Russian.