Tuesday’s Rumor Mill Grind’s Out More… well… rumors. Ya know?

Rumor has it… singer Alanis Morisette’s first paid musical gig was as an Elvis impersonator at a Saskatchewan country fair when she was 14 years old.

Rumor has it… the average person produces eough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

Rumor has it… while filming The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, actor Bill Murray discovered a fear of being submerged in water, a phobia he had not yet realized he had. Scenes in which Bill Murray is diving were actually performed by co-star Jeff Goldblum.

Rumor has it… more minor household injuries are caused by thumbtacks than any other common household item.

Rumor has it… author Mike Resnick, while attending a script meeting in Hollywood to discuss possible filming of his book Santiago was asked by one studio exec, “Could we make one of the twins black?”

Rumor has it… you are five times more likely to be sneezed on in the morning than you are in the afternoon, but being sneezed on in the afternoon makes you more likely to catch harmful germs.

Rumor has it… Douglas Adams, creator of the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, was once approached by an individual who sought the rights to adapt the series to radio–unaware that the series began as a radio play on the BBC.


Today’s link goes to Mike Glyer’s web incarnation of his fanzine File 770: news of science fiction fandom. It looks like Mike attended SDCC and hung out with Ray Bradbury for a bit. This page is in blog format, but there are links along the upper right to download PDF files of the print version which has a much more look-and-feel of a traditional fanzine.


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