Are you familiar with The Hackenthorpe Book of Lies 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 I just discovered some facts, I mean, lies, out of the unpublished book, The Hackenthorpe Book of Figure Skating Lies!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 didn’t 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 didn’t qualify for Worlds one year was because she was on the Space Shuttle for 46 weeks and had no training ice?
Barbara Fusar-Poli’s 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 Horton’s Coffee so much that she drinks 28 cups before every meal?