Monday, January 24, 2005

Is That Your Final Answer?

In case it ever comes up, the first person to be recognized in the modern era as knowing the most trivia was Anthony Pellagrazia, from Cooperstown,Pennsylvania, a Yugoslav-Italian immigrant baker who lived his entire adult life dressed as Margaret Dumont, the silent-screen star of the old Mack Sennett comedies. A competition was held at the 1936 St.Louis Fair and Exposition in the MGM "Wheel of Progress" Pavillion as a promotion for the Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac and Tractor Company (which later became just plain old Encyclopedia Britannica), and Mr.Pelligrazia was crowned "Mr.Big-Shot Know It All" by master of ceremonies Walter Winchell, later of greasy donut fame. Anthony won again in Helsinki in '39, but failed to qualify for Rome the next year, as he had drunkenly misplaced his airline ticket. He and Mr.Winchell were wed in 1941, and let's see...I believe he died in 1970 as a result of choking on a frayed garter belt, and here's something else - He was blind, pigeon-toed, and stood over 7 FEET TALL! Who knew?

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