Facts About Elvis You Might Not Know

Elvis Week was last week. He would been 80. Yes, Elvis is still dead… despite what you read in World Weekly News but here are some other things about Elvis you may not know:
1) Elvis’s first records were produced at Sun Records… on donuts. It was a great idea, records, that after you listened to them, you could also eat but… Elvis ate them all.
2) Elvis owned a chimpanzee named Scatter … who turned out to have his own chimpanzee entourage and a huge following among rocking chimp fans.
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His fan club, although smaller, still continues today too.


3) Presley’s romance with Natalie Wood didn’t last, once he found out she didn’t swim so well.
4) Elvis had a black belt in Karate which had a giant buckle with the words “King Karate” on it.
5) In the 1970s, Elvis would impersonate a police officer, driving a fake police car, pull over drivers and give them autographs.
6) Presley loved the color blue so much, recording a total of fifteen songs with the word “blue” in the title, if Clairol had a “Blue Velvet” that would have been his hair color. Fortunately, the closest thing Clairol had was Miss Clairol 51D, “Black Velvet.”
7) Elvis is credited with the creation of Cream-Filled Percodans.
8) Elvis believed he was a secret agent and whenever Elvis saw an enemy spy on television, he shot him.
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The Spy Who Loved Me Tender.


9) Until Elvis revived it, the “sweat” industry had been dormant.
10) Fittingly, Elvis re-established the throne as death locale of choice for “Kings.”
Norman, Oklahoma comedian and author, Stan Silliman, wrote eight cartoon humor books including “The News in Double Dactyls” awarded the Best Book of Poetry 2002 by Oklahoma Federation of Writers. He was named “Oklahoma City’s Funniest Person” in 2014 Stan wrote over 1400 jokes to win the on-line “Kwipster” contest in 2011 for topical joke writing. Check out his website: Silliman on Sports – a new sports and humor column.

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Still need more Unhinged in your day? Look for last week’s article about the 90’s, also by Stan Silliman.