100 Days Project

Ben: 100 Writings / 100 Opening Guitar Hooks

various, random creative expressions / writings, inspired partially by 100 popular songs (songs that somewhat begin with a leading hook of a guitar.)

Day 26:

“Believe It Or Not” (1988) by the Grateful Dead

"Believe It Or Not" (1988) by the Grateful Dead


Believe it or not, but did you know that ‘Captain James Cook’ in native Hawaiian language, means 'delicious'?

It has reputedly been said, that the great Maori activist, Dame Whina Cooper, liked it rough.

2 out of 5 International Airport pilots, have a son named Roger.

Did you know that Daniel Vettori bowls in his sleep?

Due to a clerical error in 1957, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to a phonebook.

The last time Bono took his glasses off, was during a shower in 1995.

It has been scientifically proven that 88% of women named Lydia – are ugly.

According to the UN Charter, the newest country to be added, is obliged to serve refreshments at all UN related meetings?

The Dalai Lama used to be a professional boxer.

Did you know that the real Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, died of HIV-related causes?

The first ever telephone number was 3.

Did you know that the great Sir Winton Churchill was a fan of a fat ass?

In an international survey, 32% of people cannot locate Funkytown on a map.

Since his election in 2011, John Key, is now the world’s first, openly gay Head of State.

Due to a shortage of horses, the 1889 Melbourne Cup was run with emu’s.

On the first original Monopoly board, you could buy a male prostitute.

The film, Snakes on a Plane, was loosely based on a Jane Austen novel.

According to a recent scientific survey, students who study for a Bachelor of Science degree are least likely – to get laid.

No one knows why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

Did you know that Osama Bin Laden’s favourite movie was Caddyshack 2?

Charlie Sheen has two penises.

Did you know that the American Founding Fathers nicknamed Thomas Jefferson, TJ Jazzy Jeff?

Barry Manilow played at the funeral for Chairman Mao.

The recent Greek Economic Crisis was due in part to a bankruptcy in their ceramic plates industry.

At a height of 6’12, Willy Mason has broken the NRL record of tallest, consecutive stack of shit.

89% of Gatorade is made up of Alligator.

Not only was Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon, he was also the first man on Mrs. Armstrong.

Murray Deaker was once a member of the Mongol Mob.

Before becoming a politician, Vladimir Putin was a professional hairdresser.

One time, LL Cool J actually knocked his momma out.

Did you know that Michael Douglas once told his father that He was Spartacus?

Did you know that the chemical element, Arsenic, was named after famous Talk show celebrity, Arsenio Hall?... True story, that!

Before becoming co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia was a professional wrestler.

Statistics have shown that the leading cause of suicide in the country – is Thom Yorke.

Did you know that the Ryan Gosling role in The Notebook was originally offered to Rowan Atkinson.