Hawaiian sumo wrestler Konishiki Yasokichi, born 31/12/1963
Konishiki was the first non-Japanese-born wrestler to reach the second highest rank in the sport. At a peak weight of 287 kg (633 lb) he was also the heaviest wrestler ever in sumo, earning him the nickname ‘The Dump Truck’.
On this day …
1890 The Wounded Knee Massacre, the last conflict between Native Americans and US troops,
took place on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. By the time it
was over, more than 200 men, women, and children of the Lakota people had been killed
by the 7th Cavalry.
Quote of the day
A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.
Franklin P. Jones American journalist and humorist who died 29/12/1980.
Did you know …?
It’s often said that the human body is 70% water, but the water content of a body depends on age, sex and fat content. Fat tissue contains less water than other body tissue, so the fatter a person is, the lower the proportion of water their body will have. On average, an infant’s body mass is around 72% water, a young man’s 59% and a young woman’s 50% (women tend to carry more fat tissue than men). Older men and women are about 45% water.