MightGuy420x OP t1_j2frgns wrote

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1968, Beach Boy Dennis Wilson was divorced from his first wife, Carol Freedman, and living the high life in a large house on Sunset Boulevard outside Los Angeles.

That spring, he stopped to pick up two female hitchhikers on the Sunset Strip and invited them home for milk and cookies. After eating, he got to talking about his experiences with the Maharishi, founder of Transcendental Meditation. The women said that they, too, had a spiritual guru, named Charlie.

Not long afterward, Wilson returned home at night to find the lights on and a school bus parked outside. He eyed the small man walking toward him and asked if the intruder intended to hurt him.

"Do I look like I'm going to?" responded Charles Manson, before dropping to his knees to kiss Wilson's feet.

Thus began the unusual friendship between a rock 'n' roll icon and one of history's most sadistic cult leaders.


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The decline of Javan rhinos is attributed to poaching, primarily for their horns, which are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine, fetching as much as US$30,000 per kg on the black market. As European presence in their range increased, trophy hunting also became a serious threat. Loss of habitat, especially as the result of wars, such as the Vietnam War, in Southeast Asia, has also contributed to the species' decline and hindered recovery.


MightGuy420x OP t1_iuf1ps3 wrote

The song peaked at number eight in the United States for three weeks, reached number six in the United Kingdom (where it was certified Silver for sales of over 250,000 copies), number five in Canada, and number three in Australia.

The Trojan Marching Band's contributions set a record for the highest number of musicians performing on a single. At the time, the marching band had 112 members.