Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Paliath Achan- the Random Article returns

Ok, I got into the wine while writing about the Golden Globes and Dr Phil and hit the Random button over at Wikipedia.

First I learned that Paliath Achan or Paliyath Achan (Malayalam: പാലിയത്‌ അച്ചന്‍): is the name given to the oldest male member of the Paliam family (Malayalam: പാലിയം), a Nair family from the Indian state of Kerala that figured prominently in the history of the region.The Paliath Achans were hereditary prime ministers to the Rajah of Kochi from 1632 to 1809 and only second only to the Rajah in power and wealth in the central Cochin area during that period. He was also a considerable land owner, one of the largest in the state. Historical records show that the Paliath Achans became major players in Kerala history with the arrival of the Portuguese. In recognition of the Paliath Achan's services, the Kochi Rajah granted him Vypin Island.

then I lost interest and moved on. You can read the rest of it here.

Attera Totus Sanctus (erroneous Latin translation of "Destroy All the Holy") is Dark Funeral's 4th full length studio album. It was released on October 24th, 2005 in Europe through Regain Records, and on November 29th, 2005 in the United States through Candlelight Records USA. The title was chosen to convey the band's vehement anti-Right-Hand Path stance. yeah, whatever, read the rest here.

then I found a list of American ODI Cricketers
This is a list of One-day International cricketers representing the United States of America. A One Day International, or an ODI, is an international cricket match between two representative teams, each having ODI status, as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). An ODI differs from Test matches in that the number of overs per team is limited, and that each team has only one innings. The list is arranged in the order in which each player won his first ODI cap. Where more than one player won his first ODI cap in the same match, those players are listed alphabetically by surname.

Statistics are correct as at the end of 2005.

Cap Name Career Mat Inn NO Runs HS Avg Balls Mdn Runs Wkt Best Avg Ca St
1 Aijaz Ali 2004- 2 2 0 5 4 2.50 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 Rohan Alexander 2004- 2 2 0 34 26 17.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Jignesh Desai 2004- 1 1 0 16 16 16.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Howard Johnson 2004- 2 2 1 9 9 9.00 60 1 69 1 1/26 69.00 0 0
5 Mark Johnson 2004- 2 2 0 20 20 10.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 Clayton Lambert1 2004- 1 1 0 39 39 39.00 60 0 66 0 0 0
7 Steve Massiah 2004- 2 2 0 23 23 11.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Tony Reid 2004- 2 2 0 8 6 4.00 78 0 63 1 1/37 63.00 0 0
9 Leon Romero 2004- 2 2 0 1 1 0.50 24 0 52 1 1/52 52.00 1 0
10 Richard Staple 2004- 2 2 0 4 4 2.00 60 0 76 2 2/76 38.00 0 0
11 Rashid Zia 2004- 2 2 0 9 8 4.50 59 1 69 0 0 0
12 Donovan Blake 2004- 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 7 0 0 0
13 Nasir Javed 2004- 1 1 1 2 2* - 0 0 0 0 0 0

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From there I learned about Gmund, Austria
Once a mansio at the Roman road leading to the Katschberg Pass and Iuvavum (Salzburg), the town of Gmünd was probably founded by Archbishop Eberhard II of Salzburg, as it was first documented in 1252. Gmünd was mentioned as a market in 1273 and received city rights in 1346.

To avoid Allied bomb raids the Porsche vehicle manufactoring company from 1944 on was headquartered in Gmünd until it moved to the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart in 1950. Here in Gmünd Ferry Porsche designed and built the first Porsche 356 sports cars.
You can get a lot more of that here.

Form there I went to Janet Pilgrim (born Charlaine Edith Karalus on June 13, 1934 in Wheaton, Illinois) is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playboy Playmate of the Month three times: July 1955, December 1955 and October 1956.As Charlaine Karalus, she worked in Playboy's subscription department. Hugh Hefner talked her into posing nude for his magazine. Her stage name "Janet Pilgrim" was Hefner's pun on puritanism. For Hefner, Janet's "girl next door" qualities set the tone for future playmates.

She posed for a few hundred dollars (today the fee is $65,000 USD)
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