A Little Friday File Fun (09/25)

September 25, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand….

– – – in Shropshire, UK , Peter Jackson, 66, grew an unusually shaped vegetable in his garden – – – a carrot perfectly shaped like a hand – – –

– – – and then there was the case of a gardener who recently cut open a Jalapeno pepper – – – and found a smiley face, complete with eyebrows, looking back at him – – –

- - - In Suining, China , Dean Qiongxiu, 66, says that one night recently she "…woke up and heard a strange scratching sound" - - - then she turned on the light and "…saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw…" yeah, this is creepy….

And here's another thousand...

OK, this is kind of odd - but kind of cool in a hypnotic way…. http://www.moresoon.org/

Here's a Beyonce-ing Baby! If you can't see the below video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikTxfIDYx6Q

TRIVIAL PURSUITS This week in 1968 , the Beatles' "Hey Jude" hit the top of the charts, and - at over seven minutes long (7 minutes, 11 seconds), it was the longest song ever to hit No. 1 at that point. It no longer holds that distinction.

Do you know what song is the longest-running song to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100?


At 8:37, " November Rain " by Guns N' Roses (1992) stands as the longest-running song to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.

Other contenders; in 1971 " American Pie " by Don McLean - (the album version ran 8:33), and in 1993,

Meat Loaf's " I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) " (which ran 7:58)

By the way, the number one hit with the shortest running time (1:37) is Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs' "Stay."