sbrager at socal.rr.com
Thu Sep 15 13:45:48 PDT 2005
They used to think that the electron, the neutron, and the nucleus were the
smallest particles. They used to think that tobacco was good for you. They
used to think that if you did a certain exercise with your hand, hair would
grow on it.
There are other examples of things taught in the past have been shown to be
untrue with modern research. For one, there's the July 4th birthday of Louis
Armstrong. For another, it used to be well-known that Charlie Barnet played
chimes on Duke Ellington's 1933 recording of "Ring Dem Bells".
Today we know better about a lot of things. Or should.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Walton Entertainment" <larrys.bands at charter.net>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>; <Andy.Ling at Quantel.Com>
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Ashes
> Maybe so, but I heard this in a college history class almost 50 years ago.
> I think they may be wrong. So where do you think they came from?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Andy.Ling at Quantel.Com>
> To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Ashes
> > Larry Walton (among others) said about Ring around the roses :-
> > > Actually the poem is very old and dates to the middle ages. The poem
> > to
> > > do with the black death that killed a quarter of the population.
> > >
> > This is actually an urban legend. The true origins are not completely
> > clear, but the black death is not involved. For a fuller explanation
> > see :-
> > http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/rosie.htm
> > Andy Ling
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