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It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Jon_Stewart_Leaning_On_Desk.jpgToday I typed in "quotes attributed to Jon Stewart" unearthing the following list from many sources, but mostly from these two:

  • [Talking to Amazon.com] "Do you guys have to sell everything? I'd like to buy the Earth's core."
  • [The College of William and Mary Commencement Address 2004] "We declared war on terror—it's not even a noun, so, good luck. After we defeat it, I'm sure we'll take on that bastard ennui."
  • "The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote... so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in number one."
  • [Interview in Wired Magazine] "The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom."
  • "President Bush announced we're going to Mars, which means he's given up on Earth."
  • [On Oprah After the Show] "I'm 145 pounds of asthma."
  • "I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days."
  • "Capote, of course, addressed very similar themes to Good Night and Good Luck. Both films are about determined journalists defying obstacles in a relentless pursuit of the truth. Needless to say, both are period pieces."
  • "McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done."
  • "Ahh, Earth Day, the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid."
  • "In South Carolina , Senator John Edwards won handily, fulfilling his promise to win every state he was born in."
  • "Critics have noted Schwarzenegger's only previous government experience was serving under President Bush senior as Chairman of the Council of Physical Fitness, a largely symbolic office, where Schwarzenegger's only responsibility was doing hundreds of jumping jacks he was going to do anyway."
  • [From The Daily Show the night before the 2004 U.S. Presidential election] On a personal note, I'm a comedian who makes fun of what I believe to be the absurdities of our government. Tomorrow when you go to the polls, make my life difficult. Make the next four years really hard, so that every morning all we can do is come in and go, 'Madonna is doing some Kaballah thing, you wanna do that?' I'd like that. I'm tired."

Have a favorite quote I left off? Slap "˜em down in the comments for all to appreciate...

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Tuesday Turnip
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In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today, I typed in "the most points ever scored" unearthing the following:

Turnip #1

What is the most points ever scored in a single NFL game? The most points in an NFL game is 72 by the Washington Redskins against the New York Giants on November 27, 1966.

Turnip #2

What is the most points ever scored in a MLB baseball game? The highest scoring baseball game was played between Chicago and Philadelphia on August 25, 1922. The final score was Chicago 26 and Philadelphia 23.

Turnip #3

What is the most points ever scored by one person in an NFL football game? Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals holds the single-game scoring record with 40 points scored in a Nov. 28, 1929, game against the Chicago Bears. Nevers scored six touchdowns and added four extra points in the game.

Turnip #4

What is the most points ever scored in an nba game? In Dec 13 1983, The Detroit - Denver match scored 186-184. It's by far the most points ever scored!

Turnip #5

what is the most points ever scored in a nba game? (single player) Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game, with 100!

Turnip #6

What NHL team has scored the most points in a game? The most goals scored by one team in an NHL game was 16. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3 on March 3, 1920.

Turnip #7

Jim Bottomley set the Major League record for RBIs in a single game, with 12, on September 16, 1924 (since tied by Mark Whiten).

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Tuesday Turnip
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In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Keeping with the theme of my post yesterday about the most expensive wines ever sold, today I typed in "the most expensive in the world" unearthing the following:

Turnip #1

They are luxurious, they are trustworthy, they are fast and they are also the most expensive in the world...

Turnip #2

Visitors to New York may gasp that locals frequently pay $20 for a single cocktail. But the Big Apple turns out to be cheaper than 26 other world cities. If you really want to feel sticker shock, try relocating to Luanda, Angola. The oil-rich capital city is the most expensive in the world for expatriates, a study released Tuesday shows.

Turnip #3

Avatar ticket prices will go up next week in China because the demand is so great, which means the ticket prices for the movie in IMAX-3D will be the highest in the world!

Turnip #4

A rare book by America's most famous bird artist, John James Audubon, billed as the most expensive in the world, is going under the hammer...

Turnip #5

We know that getting a good night’s rest is extremely important, so why worry with sleepless nights when you can always sink your head down onto a soft pillow and mattress? You can do so with what is deemed to be the most expensive bed in the world, thanks to Parnian Furniture from Arizona.

Turnip #6

Sold in the British capital London apartment believed to be the most expensive in the world worth 140 million pounds sterling

Turnip #7

The US College system is the most expensive in the world and not always the best concerning quality.

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