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Caskets On Parade ... Book of the Dead - Bravo Sierra Data

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The entries for the following individuals contain one or more bogus factoids .... thank you for bothering to check this listing before using our database as a reference.


Kirstie Alley
What is wrong with the entry:
  • The "rumor" is being started by *us*! As far as we know there is no live-action remake of Fantasia



Robert D. Ballard
What is wrong with the entry:
  • He did not discover the wreck of the Minnow ... it was a fictional vessel seen in the first season of the "Gilligan's Island sitcom"



Richard P. Binzel
What is wrong with the entry:
  • The biographical text says the scale ranges from zero to ten but the chart continues on through 15
  • All entries above ten were made up by us — they are complete hooie ... total caacaa ... not worth the photons being squandered to display them ...



Simon Bond
What is wrong with the entry:
  • he never got around to actually illustrating something that instinctively is known to millions of people with otherwise-useless feline corpses



Garrett Brown
What is wrong with the entry:
  • He did not invent the Boobycam (no such thing, to our knowledge); but, we'd be glad if he looked into the possibility of building such a device



Arbuckle F. Brunswick
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Another bogus entry ... "Commissioner of Internet Trivia"??!!
  • A name, formed in 1967, from an amalgamation of other words & phrases: Fatty Arbuckle + F**king + the Muskegon bowling & billiard equipment company (their pin-setters were in the MSU Union bowling alley)
  • And, what's with that background and picture?



Sebastian Cabot
What is wrong with the entry:
  • He played a Butler, not musicologist, on Family Affair; the only "crimes" he might have solved were "who left the toilet seat up?"; as far as we know he did not invent the French Horn (despite the Roxanne Pulitzer reference)



Ken Burns
What is wrong with the entry:
  • He didn't do a documentary on Jello Wrestling ... it was on Mud Wrestling



Marion Cotillard
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Almost everybody knows that Sue Ellen's sister Kristin that shot J.R.
  • Actually, she didn't win a carton of Minute Rice with her oscar ... you're thinking of rice pilaf, not rice piaf



J.R. Dobbs
What is wrong with the entry:
  • The Church of the Subgenius is a parody of fundamentalist religions
  • "J.R. Dobbs" is a parody of fundamentalist nutcase preachers
  • the parody was created by Rev. Ivan Stang of Texas



Julie Ege
What is wrong with the entry:
  • There was no such movie as When Heaving Bosoms Ruled the Earth (although Julie was properly equipped for the role) — however, there was a movie titled When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, starring Playboy Playmate Victoria Vetri in a fur bikini very much reminiscent of Raquel Welch's own garb in One Million Years, B.C.



Albert Einstein
What is wrong with the entry:
  • "Big Al" was never in a rock band, much less a founding member of one; however, the picture is real (not some tricked-up cut and paste job)



Greg Evigan
What is wrong with the entry:


Edna Ferber
What is wrong with the entry:
  • The book "Giant" was not about the late professional wressler Andre the Giant (despite the link that might otherwise lead you believe that she was his biographer)



The Fujita Scale
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Everything beyond an F6 is total hooie --- copy this crud and you deserve to flunk your class.



Hal Jackson
What is wrong with the entry:
  • he was never an intern, especially at a fictional radio station for the inventor of FM radio broadcasting



Ron Jeremy
What is wrong with the entry:
  • There is no Commissioner of Internet Pornography. However, if there were, Ron would certainly be qualified to hold the position.



Joan of Ark
What is wrong with the entry:
  • There was no such person, either in the Bible or in reality. This one is totally made up. Perhaps you were thinking of Joan of Arc?



Garrison Keillor
What is wrong with the entry:
  • There never has been such an item as the "Foam Companion" as a giveaway (although we're sure it would be a hit amongst backwoods listeners).



Jim Kweskin
What is wrong with the entry:
  • He never performed in a jugg band with Dolly Parton
  • As far as we know he is not lactose intolerant
  • As far as we know Dolly never had a "jugg" band and has never engaged in such an implied activity (but we're game if she is)



Ruta Lee
What is wrong with the entry:
  • she never designed a motor home --- the Rutabago !? Come on, this one stinks so bad even we are holding our noses.



Sir Denis Mahon
What is wrong with the entry:
  • he is not known for the "history of painting within the lines"



Albert Maltz
What is wrong with the entry:
  • he was never a celebrity brewmaster for Schlitz
  • Klingons are not real ... there is no way he could be related to one



Linda Boreman Marchiano
What is wrong with the entry:


Billy Mays
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Oxyclean is a real product; "Chloroclean, Bromoclean, Plutonioclean" are just made-up product names, taken from the period table of the elements ... duh!



Chesty Morgan
What is wrong with the entry:
  • "triple-loaded (3-chamber) Pączki" ... a wonderful idea, but she didn't come up with them. Actually, we're not sure that anyone has come up with one. However, if they do, we'll report it here AND be in line to buy them. Lets see, we'll take a dozen milk chocolate, cinnamon whipped-cream & custard Pączkis! Yummy!! Fat Tuesday — our personal holiday!



Birgit Nilsson
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Dristan and Isodent are not Wagner operas; they are over the counter products sold in drug stores. Tristan and Isolde are the mythical lovers.



Joe Penny
What is wrong with the entry:
  • There is no such movie as Jake and the Fatman of the Opera.



Refram Refrignuq
What is wrong with the entry:
  • There is no such person; the name is one of many pseudonyms used over the years by the contest administrator (also see Zyklot Blxtv & Arbuckle F. Brunswick)
  • The nutty biographical information should have been a tipoff
    • there is no such thing as the Nubile Prize (but if there were, Jeri Ryan would have received their Lifetime Achievement Award)
    • there is no such thing as a Zeppelin ace ... they were huge, slow, hydrogen-filled death traps
    • although Evelyn Nesbit & William Howard Taft were real people & lived at the same time there is no evidence that they ever met, much less produced a love child
    • there was no Assistant Secretary of State R. Refrignuqvist
    • either of the two Dingos or the soft-shelled crab would have eaten the kid for lunch before the end of the first day; even if the kid had eaten the Dingos & crab first he wouldn't have lasted long without some fresh water
    • Frank Buck was known for bringing "them back alive" --- alas, Refram wasn't one of them
    • Amelia Earhart is supposed to have crashed near Howland Island. However, her plane (not a hydrogen-powered dirigible) didn't have a flight data recorder
    • no plane (much less a dirigible) could possibly make it out of the atmosphere to make a sub-orbital transit of the Van Allen Radiation Belt (which wouldn't be discovered & named for another twenty years anyway)
    • taking up his manhood is what got Jim Morrison busted at a Florida rock concert & Pee-Wee Herman busted in a Florida porno theater (we see a theme developing here)
    • the Bull Moose Party was by then defunct
    • he couldn't have lost to Hitler in the Electoral College; you must be native-born to run for president (Hitler wasn't even a native-born German ... he was Austrian)
    • that year 100% of deceased Chicago voters pulled the lever for the straight Democratic Party Ticket
    • there has never been a French Domestic Legion
    • the Edmund Fitzgerald sank 34 years after the Pearl Harbor attack; and no, the Japanese didn't attack it before it sank in Lake Superior
    • the Bay of Pigs operation was CIA, not NATO
    • the Bay of Pigs operation was an invasion of Cuba, not an incursion into Laos
    • Red E. Kilowatt (Reddi Kilowatt) was a cartoon character created to promote the use of electricity
    • the M. K. Ultra program was a lame-brained CIA mind control program using LSD; it had nothing to do with bringing power to the people (just ask H. Rap Brown)
    • a non-existant person cannot sire real people (even ones called "Newt" and "Bubba")
    • his virality, rigor and impudence is a take-off on G. Gordon Liddy's claim to being "viril, vigorous & potent"
    • Timothy Leary and Pat Buchanan have never heard of Refram Refrignuq much less attributed anything to him
    • if Refram had inspired the Watergate Breakin he would probably be considered to be the prime candidate to have been "Deep Throat" ... as it is, he barely qualifies as "Deep Lips"
    • that would be quite a tantrum ... "I'll Huff, and I'll Puff, and I'll blow the Tacoma Narrows Bridge down"
    • Refram will never retire
    • Although an experience practitioner (Onanism) we doubt that Mr. Liddy has ever considered founding an Institute for its study (although he does possess the requisite Devil's Tower)
    • Stanford White, Evelyn Nesbit's lover, shot her husband in a jealous rage
    • there was no February 29th in 1919
    • Anak Krakatau is a small continuously-active volcanic island at the center of the Krakatau caldera in the Sunda Strait ("Anak Krakatau" means "child of Krakatau") had not yet emerged from beneath the water in 1919 (it wasn't until 12-29-1927 that it made its presence known). Not a very hospitable environment for the birth of anything
  • The Playboy Club Card was real (until we pasted Refram's "name" on top of it).
  • If Refram were to have a biography it would read:"WBRS Radio disc jockey (1968-69) & chief engineer (1969) and mail order catalog recipient (1973-present)"



Tara Reid
What is wrong with the entry:
  • her boobs have never hung that low, although they looked pretty bad before the "fix"



J.K. Rowling
What is wrong with the entry:
  • she is not a "para-amateur" anything
  • there is no such book as Harry Potter and the Stone Pony (although one could be titled Harry Potter Meets Linda Ronstadt)
  • there is no such book as Harry Potter and the Stone Phillips Screwdriver although we're sure that NBC's Dateline would give it an enthusiastic review
  • there is no such book as Harry Potter and the Stone Soul Picnic but one might yet come into being if Harry travels to the Fifth Dimension (the little bugger will need a better grip on his oscillation overthruster to make it to the 8th Dimension)
  • there is no such book as Harry Potter vs. the Smog Monster. Sorry --- we keep confusing Harry Potter with Godzilla.



Maria Schneider
What is wrong with the entry:
  • she did not have a "vicious Parkay habit"; it was an "I Can't Believe It's Not Cocaine" habit



Glenn T. Seaborg
What is wrong with the entry:
  • there is no such chemical element as Merdecephalium (Shithead!)
  • obviously, it can't have a "heavy isotope" called Drechterium



Irena Sendlerowa
What is wrong with the entry:
  • She WAS NEVER disqualified for Nobel Prize consideration by anyone (World Anti-Doping Agency included)



Kevin Stoney
What is wrong with the entry:
  • The Geisel reference is to the kiddie book "Horton Hears a Who" (bad pun: Dr. Seuss Hears a Dr. Who)



Dub Taylor
What is wrong with the entry:
  • did not invent high-speed tape duplication
  • there was no mini-series of that name - there was a mini-series called Lonesome Dove



Y. A Tittle
What is wrong with the entry:
  • To our knowledge, Mr. Tittle has never been involved with the adult film industry
  • He was never a typographer (even though the dot is called a "tittle")



Rollo Tamasi
What is wrong with the entry:
  • There is no such person as "Rollo Tamasi" — he is a fictional character from within the movie L.A. Confidential



Audrey Totter
What is wrong with the entry:
  • she does not have a nickname, at least one that we know about --- "Tater Totter"? We don't think so



Gerhardus Otto Fabricatatous Vel Chraugh
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Hello --- anything in this database that starts with "World War I zeppelin ace" should be be viewed as a steaming pile of verbage ...
  • ... Silesian broccoli famine — good grief, you're gullible!
  • A flight "from Moravia to Batavia to Lakehurst" would have gone from Czechoslovakia to the Dutch East Indies to New Jersey ... try going westward across the Atlantic Ocean instead of Eastward around most of the globe
  • "xenon-filled gas chambers" ... talk about a Led Zeppelin! It's a noble gas - it doesn't burn
  • the Tunguska, Siberia metropolitan area consisted of a shit-load of mosquitos and other wildlife; besides, the comet explosion happened in 1909, well before World War I
  • Henry Ford had nothing to do with Velcro - it was discovered post World War II by Georges de Mestral
  • Now, about the "place" that he was "born" - read it backwards ... ?!
  • And, while you're at it, read his "place of death" backwards too (and there is no Hiawatha County in Michigan)



Loopie Velez
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Gotcha! This is such a pile of made-up garbage ... you really didn't think there was such a person, did you? There was a real movie performer with a similar-sounding name (Lupe Velez)



Lance Waxman
What is wrong with the entry:
  • Right ... the "extruded-aluminum anodized dildo" ... another one of those obviously-wrong madeup entries.



Tyrus Wong
What is wrong with the entry:
  • he did a lot of stuff, but neutering wombats isn't one of them



An Tzu Yang
What is wrong with the entry:
  • The Theory of Screws has nothing to do with employees (at least officially); it uses geometry to explain forces acting on solid objects



Mohammad Zahir Shah
What is wrong with the entry:
  • no way did he run a fruit kiosk — "Afghanistan Bananastand" comes from the movie The Hot Rock (1972)