" It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. "
Herman Melville

Back in the day


"Rumble in the Jungle" Fought

The "Rumble in the Jungle" pitted Muhammad Ali against the heavyweight champion, George Foreman, in Zaire, Africa. The match is remembered for the sweltering heat and for Ali's incredible performance in regaining the title. Ali was surrounded by spellbound fans and would later call the event life-changing. The "Rumble in the Jungle" was Don King's first venture as a professional boxing promoter. What American author wrote a book about the event?




Narcolepsy is a disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations. In narcolepsy, the brain does not pass through the normal stages of dozing and deep sleep but goes directly into rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. As a result, nighttime sleep does not include much deep sleep, so the brain tries to "catch up" during the day. What two tests are commonly used in diagnosing narcolepsy?

Born on a day like today


Charles Atlas

Angelo Siciliano, better known as "Charles Atlas," was dubbed "The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man" in a NYC contest in 1922. Siciliano had been a small and weak child, but, inspired by the strength of a tiger at the zoo, he built up his endurance by working muscle groups against one another. Atlas went on to achieve phenomenal success marketing his "dynamic tension" fitness methods, now generally known as Isometric exercise. Atlas' physical measurements are buried in a time capsule where?

Last updated on Monday, 30th October 2006

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