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Tuesday June 9, 2015
What is the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game? Who holds the record? Who was the quarterback in the Vikings’ first Super Bowl appearance? Were they favored or the underdog in that game? What is the deadliest drug combination? Find out the answers to all of these, plus learn a fun fact about Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” in today’s edition of #FunFacts
A handful of NFL and Vikings facts
The NFL record for most touchdown passes in a game is seven. Since 1969 only two quarterbacks have done it: Peyton Manning in 2013 and the Vikings’ Joe Kapp in 1969 (in his post-game interview Manning even mentioned him). Although seemingly forgotten by Vikings fans, Kapp lead the team to their first Super Bowl that year. They lost to the Chiefs 23-7 despite being 12 point favorites.
Drugs are bad, mmkay?
Of all the combinations of drugs the deadliest is cocaine and alcohol. The body converts them into cocaetylene, a toxic combination that makes the high last longer but is often fatal.
Intimacy from the Boss
Many are turned off by Bruce Springsteen’s bombast. “Born in the U.S.A.” is seen as a key example of that. However before that song, and the album that bears its name, Springsteen released an intimate acoustic album recorded solo on his four track recorder, Nebraska. It’s an underground favorite and is probably my favorite album of his.
Interestingly, an early version of “Born in the U.S.A.” was actually recorded at the same time as the Nebraska album and has its same laid-back charm. Check it out below.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.