Three members of the rock group Talking Heads met at which northeastern school?

  • Yale University
  • The New School
  • New York University
  • Rhode Island School of Design correct

    Frontman David Byrne, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth all attended RISD in the early 1970's. According to Frantz, the three of them worked on one of the group's most famous songs, "Psycho Killer," in 1974, although it wasn't released until later. The last core member, Jerry Harrison, wouldn't join the group until 1977. (He went to Harvard, in case you were wondering.) Sources: Rolling Stone, The Independent

  • ON A DAY
  • Fact of the day

    The carpet in Sid's house in Toy Story is the same pattern as the carpet in the Overlook Hotel from The Shining.
  • This day in 1867

    The US buys Alaska from Russia for, roughly, two cents an acre

    • Vincent van Gogh

      Groot-Zundert, Netherlands
    • Eric Clapton

      72 years old | Ripley, Surrey, England
    • Celine Dion

      49 years old | Charlemagne, Quebec
    • Norah Jones

      38 years old | Brooklyn, New York