Thursday, February 08, 2007

inner dork: that'll learn ya

Did you know....

The earliest recorded case of someone giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679 by Johan Katsu, sheriff of Turku, Finland. He wrote in his diary, " I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

10 comments:

Baron Ectar said...

This would be my luck

Old Man Crowder said...

You know, they say "it's never too late to quit", but I think this case would be the exception.

Party Girl said...

totally agree. I would make a monumental life change and then..poop, gone.

Not that I would poop and then be gone, but like, poop I'm gone.
Although, I guess you do technically poop when you die, but that's not my point. My point is...ah, poop. I forgot my point. That's just poopy.
Wait, was that my point?

limpy99 said...

Maybe if he'd given up buggering reindeer at the same time he would have lasted longer.

puerileuwaite said...

Limpy is right. There could've been other factors. I hear "anything goes" in Finland.

Pyrhonik said...

Where do you find this stuff?

I am surprised that 1979 is the earliest. Kinda figured it would go back a lot further.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Another good reason for me to keep smoking.

puerileuwaite said...

Maybe somone slipped him a "Micky Finn". Which not only negates the "giving up tobacco killed him" argument, but also creates another "inner dork" post about being the first/last(?) Finn to fall victim to a potion of the same name (similar to Lou Gehrig and his disease).

Party Girl said...

limpy: Okay, that is a visual I didn't need while eating my breakfast.

P: Which is why I want to go there...oh, unless you're refering to buggering reindeer, then I'm good right here.

Py: Many, many books about useless information. And a love for Jeopardy!

..and it does go further back than 1979..it goes back to 1679.

Saintly: exactly.

P:Hmm, I feel the need to Google that bit o' info.

Jeff C. said...

Check out my latest post on The Greatness of Sliced Bread. Seems like that is the kind of thing you'd post. I'd like to read your 2 cents on it.