Friday, April 8, 2011


April 8
On this day in 1820 the Venus de Milo statue was discovered on the island of Melos. Known worldwide as the statue of the topless chick without arms, it's interesting that it survived for as long as it did without anything worse happening to it. It is believed to have been sculpted around 130 bc. The Greeks called her Aphrodite, the Romans called her Venus. One's a planet, one's a haircut.
In 1904 they changed the name of Longacre square to Times square in New York City. They named it after the New York Times newspaper. Wonder if the naming rights are going to be up for sale again. Oprah and Donald Trump would be all over that if it were the case.

1 comment:

  1. One of Bon Scott's best lyrics: "She had a body of Venus with arms."