According to WikiPedia:
The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn (Wuppertal Suspension Railway) is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany. It is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars in the world and is a unique system. Designed by Eugen Langen to sell to the city of Berlin, the installation with elevated stations was built in Barmen, Elberfeld and Vohwinkel between 1897 and 1903; the first track opened in 1901. The Schwebebahn is still in use today as a normal means of local public transport, moving 25 million passengers annually (2008). The Schwebebahn runs along a route of 13.3 kilometres (8.3 mi), at a height of about 12 metres (39 ft) above the River Wupper between Oberbarmen and Sonnborner Straße. The entire trip takes about 30 minutes.
RIP to Rip Torn who passed away at age 88. Torn had a lengthy career in show business, known for his portrayal in The Larry Sanders Show, in which he won an Emmy and was nominated six times. His roles as Zed in the Men in Black franchise, and Patches O’Houlihan in the cult classic, Dodgeball. Rest easy, Mr. Torn.
Hold up, so you’re telling me the Nodding Meme Guy, ie, the Jeremiah Johnson Nod of Approval, is not Zack Galifianakis? And you’re saying it’s actually Robert Redford? Mind. Blown. Verified TRUE at Snopes. We have awakened in the Mirror Universe. This completely shatters everything.
Or does it? We have naturally assumed over the years since the meme first appeared 2012 that it was Zack. Was it merely because Zack’s face and persona were a household name at by then and Robert was just “some old guy”? If Zack shaved his beard would he look like Robert Redford? The possibilities are endless here. All that’s certain is that the Nodding Meme Guy is in face and fact, Robert Redford.
The self-made billionaire and 1992 independent Presidential candidate, H. Ross Perot, passed away today at the age of 89. Perot built his company, Electronic Data Systems, from the ground up in Dallas, Texas, in the early 1960’s focusing on data processing. He was also widely known as a generous philanthropist and political activist.
He was very involved in the POW/MIA Issues after the Vietnam War, and my mother (whose first husband was shot down in his F-4 Phantom over Laos and declared MIA) met Mr. Perot in the 1970s when he charted a plane and flew her and other members to Washington, D.C. for a POW/MIA rally.
In 1992, Perot ran, albeit unsuccessfully, for President as an independent, but showed that the system could support more than just two parties in any given election. Read more about his life and story at WikiPedia.
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