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snoopysnake
04-17-2010, 05:02 PM
Are you familiar with The Hackenthorpe Book of Lies (http://www.slatermethuen.co.uk/hackenthorpe/) by Monty Python? I just discovered some facts, I mean, lies, out of the unpublished book, The Hackenthorpe Book of Figure Skating Lies! Here they are! Can you find more? You can't prove that they aren't lies! Honest!

Did you know that:

Dick Button actually has a full head of shoulder-length hair? He wears a mostly-bald wig because ABC forced him to as part of his announcing contracts.

Ottavio Cinquanta auditioned as an ice-dance partner for Carol Heiss (Jenkins)? Her father rejected the idea.

The Protopopovs received 315 write-in votes for President/VP in the 1968 US Presidential Election? Her for Prez, him for VP. Most of the votes were from Vermont.

Trixi Schuba could do a quad axel? She didnít want to show off, so she left it out of her free program.

John Curry owned 34,228 Old English Sheepdogs? All but two of them were in his home watching him on TV winning Gold in 1976.

Lisa Marie Allen is six feet, eleven and three-quarter inches tall? She appeared shorter due to clever costume designing.

Brian Boitano taught Civil Engineering at Cal Tech for the fall semester in 1989 and has a standing place should he wish to return?

The reason Lu Chen almost didnít qualify for Worlds one year was because she was on the Space Shuttle for 46 weeks and had no training ice?

Barbara Fusar-Poliís first husband was Larry King?

Timothy Goebel is now playing Third Base for the St. Louis Cardinals?

Fumie Suguri is in the Guinness Book of World Records for catching a 4,763 pound rainbow trout on a day off from Champions on Ice?

Gregor Urbas has five toes on one foot and nine on the other? The extra toes are slender and line up perfectly, enabling him to wear ordinary shoes out of the box with no discomfort.

Jeff Buttle is the Canadian Ambassador to Kazhakstan and has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography?

Yu-Na Kim loves Tim Hortonís Coffee so much that she drinks 28 cups before every meal?

Jot the Dot Dot
04-17-2010, 05:25 PM
:lol::D:rofl:

falling_dance
04-17-2010, 06:36 PM
And did you know that:

Bestemianova and Bukin never wore makeup in performance?

Gary Beacom is the NDP premier of Alberta?

Janet Lynn is a confirmed atheist?

Beatrix Schuba's School Figures is the highest-rated performing arts broadcast in the history of US public television?

Rex and slicekw are eleven-time US champions in ice dancing and, with Sparks and siouxdonym, thirteen-time Canadian champions in fours? The team's signature program is "Love's Theme", by Barry White & the Love Unlimited Orchestra.

Japan has never sent a singles skater to compete at the Olympics before?

A badger was President of the ISU from 1980 to 1994?

Pierre Boulez is a tremendously outspoken fan of the sport?

SkateElectric
04-17-2010, 08:23 PM
Hmmm, how about some of my own:

Kyra Ivanova was actually a wine-tasting expert and put in many, many hours of overtime.

Surya Bonaly had breast-implants and was a contestant on America's Next Top Model.

Maya Usova currently owns a Llama farm in Rhode Island where she spends her free time brushing their fur.

snoopysnake
04-17-2010, 09:14 PM
Did you know that?

Ryan Jahnke owns the Ford Motor Company?

Brian Joubert is the inventor of microfiber?

Peggy Fleming appeared on 516 episodes of Leave It To Beaver between 1957 and 1963, always as a student in Beaver's class and never once speaking a line?

Queen Elizabeth II has a huge crush on both members of the Duchesnays?

Brian Orser is Archbishop of London, Ontario in the Roman Catholic Church?

Torvill and Dean are actually fraternal twins fathered by Sean Connery?

Takahiko Kozuka has five paintings hanging the The Louvre and is actually fifty-one years old? (He does his own makeup, proof of his great painting skill.)

The Ped Egg and the Furminator were both invented by Elena Sokolova's cat?

Alban Preaubert won the Eurovision song contest at the age of six months?

TalentedButHumble
04-18-2010, 12:27 AM
A badger was President of the ISU from 1980 to 1994?


And much more popular than Speedy.

Mafke
04-18-2010, 01:37 PM
A badger was President of the ISU from 1980 to 1994?


Boy, do I miss that badger!

snoopysnake
04-18-2010, 02:17 PM
Maya Usova currently owns a Llama farm in Rhode Island where she spends her free time brushing their fur.


Cuidado, cuidado, cuidado, cuidadoooooooooooo....hay llamas!

Jot the Dot Dot
04-18-2010, 03:49 PM
Rachael Flatt conducted an autopsy on Dick Buttons while he was still alive.

DanRad
04-18-2010, 04:20 PM
Dorothy Hamill is a gay male hiding underneath that wedge cut hair.

Mafke
04-18-2010, 09:44 PM
Michelle Kwan was once the goomar of the number 3 mafia leader of western Connecticut.

Evan Lysacek was found in a forest at the age of 4 having been raised by squirrels.

Peggy Fleming volunteered for two years with Mother Theresa.

Elvis Stojko can hold three eggs in his mouth at one time.

snoopysnake
04-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Dorothy Hamill cuts her own hair by doing a super-fast spin in a "Charlotte" position with her head so close to the blade that it cuts her hair as she spins.

snoopysnake
04-18-2010, 11:43 PM
Todd Eldredge has his own brand of fish-flavored yogurt sold only in Brazil, with his picture on every container.

beepbeep
04-19-2010, 01:42 AM
Maya Usova currently owns a Llama farm in Rhode Island where she spends her free time brushing their fur.

Ahhh, the unforgettable experience of llama spit... :lol: (#machu_picchiu_memories)

During his Harvard years, Dick Button was quite known for his jello shots.
This was the best I could come up with:P

kimkom
04-19-2010, 04:45 AM
Elvis Stojko can hold three eggs in his mouth at one time.

:rofl: He should never have take them out. :P