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Strange things I learned today

OK, maybe this is well-known to most people, but I had no idea.

Did you know that Mariska Hargitay, of Law and Order SVU fame:

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Was in the back seat of this car:

Mansfield Crash

Mansfield Crash

When it crashed into the back of a tractor trailer, tragically killing Mariska’s mother, Jayne Mansfield, Sam Brody and Ronnie Harrison:

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

I of course knew about the circumstances of Jayne Mansfield’s death, but I had no idea whatsoever that Mariska Hargitay was her daughter, and that she was actually injured in the accident.

I’m a big fan of SVU, and I’ve always liked Ms. Hargitay’s character, and I’ve just been doing some reading about her, and found out that she is the founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, whose mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.  Bravo!

Jayne Mansfield spoke five languages, and was a classically trained pianist and violinist.  Sad that all our culture remembers is her boobs and her death.

Romania: Crap Cars + Hot Women. I’m heading there with my Sentra

I will be the KING and get all the hot Romanian chicks!  Bwah-hah-hah-hah!!

Throw away that nasty old ’76 Corvette. The Prius is the new Pussy Wagon!

Alternative Fuel Vehicle

I’m sure those engines will burn pretty much any combustible liquid.  That’s good for the environment, right?

F1 Belgian Grand Prix 1998

Just the random vid for the day.  Last weekend was this year’s first F1 race, and I haven’t seen it yet but I have been looking up F1 information.  This from the years that I was watching obsessively.

As long as we’re on the subject of cars from East Germany – Trabant!!

The saddest little, underpowered, over-polluting car ever.  But so CUTE!!

Introduced in 1957, the car was named Trabant in honor of the Sputnik sattellite.  Trabant means “fellow traveler” in latin, which is the latin way to say “Sattellite.”  They have become a cultural icon.  They are affectionately known as “Trabbi.”

A Trabbi.

A Trabbi.

A Trabant Fire Brigade car

A Trabant Fire Brigade car

A crazy Trabbi stretch limo!

A crazy Trabbi stretch limo!

Trabbis hanging in the Rock ad Roll hall of fame.  They were used by U2 at concerts.

Trabbis hanging in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. They were used by U2 at concerts.

Wouldn’t you rather drive a Wartburg?

Wartburgs had a three-cylinder two-stroke engine with only seven moving parts.  They were made in East Germany.  Can you imagine the thick, blue smoke in the streets?

A Sporty Wartbug!

What a Sporty Wartbug!

Frostie’s Wartburg Page