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Freddie Perren and Boogie Fever

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Embed from Getty Images American songwriter Frederick James “Freddie” Perren produced records, arranged music and was an orchestra conductor. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with future Capital Records executive…

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Gutzon Borglum meets Mount Rushmore

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Welcome back funny names fans! We interrupt this post for an announcement . . . I am busting to tell you about some good news. I received word over the weekend that…

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Maru, The Cat, and The Guinness World Record

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Greetings Funny Names Fans! Have you ever noticed that cat videos pervade the internet? Back in 2015, shortly after Leonard Nimoy passed, my better half and I discovered Maru, the cat, while…

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Celebrity Birthdays on July 24th, A Short List

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Welcome back funny names fans. After last week’s Norwegian Drummers taking over the air waves of Jazz, I thought this week we should go a completely different direction. Celebrities with birthdays on…

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133 Days Lost at Sea on a Wooden Raft, the Poon Lim Story

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November 23, 1942, 750 miles off the Amazon coast of Brazil: British armed merchant ship SS Benlomond traveled without convoy from Cape Town, South Africa, en route to Paramaribo, Suriname, six days…

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Mildred “Mama Dip” Council

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Welcome funny names fans! Not since early 2017 have we had an opportunity to talk about food celebrities. The streak is broken today. Let’s celebrate Mildred “Mama Dip” Council. There are no…

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Polixeni Papapetrou

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Hello Funny Names Fans! For those of you who love the land down under, we are celebrating famed Australian photographer, Polixeni Papapetrou. Her name is pronounced poh-leek-SEE-nee  pah-pah-PET-roo. I have been unable…

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Chief Slugamus Koquilton

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Chief Sugamus Koquilton could have said, “I went to this party once and had a very good time.” But he didn’t. Glinda, the Good Witch, told Dorothy to tap her heels together…

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For Ignaz Semmelweis Hand Washing is a Good Thing

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Ignaz might have said, “Hand washing is a good thing.” I’m sure Martha Stewart would agree.Legalese: published anywhere before 1923 and public domain in the U.S. Welcome back Funny Names Fans. My…

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Ethel Merman Revisited

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Ethel Merman, what more needs to be said? Belated greetings Funny Names Fans. A few funny things happened on the way to today’s tardy Tuesday post. Yes, I know today is Tuesday,…

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