Thursday, September 29, 2011

This Day in History

Lord Horatio Nelson is born. 

Little known trivia: it is believed that the wrestling hold "the full nelson," was named after the naval hero, who used a strategy of encircling enemy ships, holding them in position for bombardment. 

Even lesser known trivia: the wrestling term "half nelson" is named after Horatio's half-brother, Jimmy "Sticky Hands" Nelson, who used a strategy of hooking his arm around the neck while giving noogies to his brother. 

The famous Noogie Circle in East East London is so named in his honor of Jimmy's achievements.

1 comment:

David Goulet said...

Unlike Horatio, Sticky was never one to blow his own horn.