Bells Take their Toll

Electronic replication of world's largest bell rings for first time | The  Daily Californian

The most iconic bell in the United States is the Liberty Bell, known for its long crack. The urban myth was that the bell cracked when being rung over and over to celebrate our independence from England; however, the bell actually cracked on its test ringing due to faulty workmanship… another United States icon…

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The 216 ton Tsar Bell would have been the largest bell in the world if it had ever been rung before a piece of it broke off. But, it IS the largest upside-down planter in the world today.

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Behavioral scientist Ivan Pavlov trained a dog to salivate when it heard a bell. This was a break through for dog owners who had to lick a lot of stamps.

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The earliest cannons were made from old church bells. They weren’t very accurate, though, and they caused dogs for miles to salivate.

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Bell Curve” is the term for a type of continuous probability distribution. Bell curves cannot be made into weapons of destruction; however, trying to learn their underlying statistical concepts has destroyed quite a few academic careers.

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Being “saved by the bell” is a boxing term for what happens when the round bell reaches sentience and attacks one of the fighters…. I assume… I’ll check, tomorrow…

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A Christian and pagan cultures thought that bells repelled evil spirits. The reasoning was that evil spirits didn’t want dog saliva all over them.

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When I was in college in the eighties, I wore bell bottom jeans and moccasins. I dated women but I found out that they only went out with me because they felt sorry for me thinking I’d been in a coma for ten years.

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The largest working bell is the Bell of Good Luck in Henan, China. Ringing the 127 ton bell is supposed to bring about good fortune especially if “ringing a big-ass bell” is something you want to cross off of your bucket list.

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You know those bells in the lobby of fancy hotels that, when rung, cause a bellhop to appear? I bought one for myself and rang it until I had an army of bellhops. They aren’t as well-trained as most militaries; but, when the enemy army advances, my army can sneak into their hotel rooms and take their luggage. Try celebrating your victory without dress pants, smart guy!

18 thoughts on “Bells Take their Toll

  1. I should apologize for the Lee Marvin ‘one-upmanship’ in response to your reply, but I knew he sang in the musical PAINT YOUR WAGON, and I couldn’t resist. PAINT YOUR WAGON, btw, is a very underrated musical, and is well worth a view unless musicals aren’t your cup of rain.

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    1. I’m more a Gene Kelly/Doris Day musical lover… not so much Clint Eastwood.

      I remember my mom and dad leaving us with baby sitter so they could see Paint Your Wagon because my dad thought it was a western. I heard some prime swearing about it the next day.

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      1. Probably. You should do a post on lightning. The real reason lightning never strikes the same place twice, except when it does.

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