I must apologise to readers for the distinct lack of recent posts. I have been preoccupied with a number of matters which have left me, bafflingly, bereft of fresh insights into the world oâ€™ Hooting Yard. I expect my pea-sized yet pulsating brain will soon generate further reports from that foolâ€™s paradise, but in the meantime readers may like to send in suggestions for areas of investigation.
One of the Heavenâ€™s Gate suicides, the followers of Marshall Herff Applewhite (â€œDoâ€) and Bonnie Lu Nettles (â€œTiâ€) who hoped to join a spaceship trailing in the wake of the Hale-Bopp comet in 1997, was the brother of Nichelle Nicholls, who played Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek series.
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Mao Tse-Tung never brushed his teeth nor took a bath or shower. A factotum was employed to rub him down with hot towels when he became grubby.