Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Great Escaper

Via the Corner, the Times UK notes the passing of Great Escape tunneller Eric Dowling: "Eric "Digger" Dowling, who forged passports, made maps and helped to dig the one tunnel that the Germans did not discover before the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III, has died, aged 92."

Of course, this gives me an opportunity to cite one of my all-time favorite trivia questions: What became of the motorcycle that Steve McQueen used in that famous chase scene?

Answer: It became Fonzie's original bike on "Happy Days." Ayyyyy!!

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