Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bono's Hearing Aid Inspiration

This past weekend some friends of mine introduced me to the board game Fact or Crap. It's a very fun game and worth a try. The object of the game is to win the most tokens by answering true or false questions correctly. It's fast paced and I really enjoyed it.

One of the questions mentioned that Bono (born Paul David Hewson) got his name from a billboard advertising hearing aids. I thought that was interesting but couldn't think of what brand of aids it could be advertising. Google to the rescue: Bono was (probably) inspired by Bonavox hearing aids. His nickname became "Bono Vox." Some people also attribute his name to a dog food or to the Latin translation ("good voice").

The things you learn playing board games!

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