February 2, 2005
• Three original members of Monty Python died in a bus accident two months before the troupe began production for the premiere of their BBC television show.
• Most people eat waffles around once per year.
• Thomas Jefferson once wrote of George Washington shortly after he assumed office, "Though an able commander, I presume the General knows little of diplomacy and tact. His manner is often rude and his mood is quite unstable."
• At each campaign stop, George Bush kissed an average of 4.1 babies, while John Kerry kissed only 1.2.
• Henry Winkler, who played Arthur Fonzarelli on the show Happy Days, is celebrated in his hometown of Ulliott, Minnesota with a small statue depicting a closed hand with a thumb raised skyward.