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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

This Day in Pop Culture for May 6

The roller coaster Magnum XL-200 opened at Cedar Point on May 6, 1989.

World’s Tallest Roller Coaster is Built

The steel roller coaster Magnum XL-200 opened for the first time on this day in 1989 at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. At the time, it was the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in the world reaching up past 200 feet in height. It won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Steel Roller Coaster for three years (1998-2000) until it was passed by the Millennium Force which rose above 300 feet. 

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