Sunday, June 26, 2011

Factoid of the day

I just looked up the word Cowabunga, and no, it didn't originate with the mutant teenaged ninga turtles:

It's from HowdyDoody.

(exclamation): Originating as a greeting by Chief Thunderthud (the only Indian ever to have a moustache) to the Peanut Gallery on the 50's television program "The Howdy Doody Show", the term was later adopted by surfers in the 60's.

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