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Comment: according to this web page:

http://www.jesuitnola.org/upload/clark/lkfacts.htm

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he
was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."

Another related rumor is that nipples will grow back, if bitten off.

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There are at least a couple of others on that same page that "we" know to be untrue.

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The one that surprised me most was the one about the pasta swastikas - someone made a YTMND out of that, and I couldn't believe that it was real... [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by TheLazenby:
The one that surprised me most was the one about the pasta swastikas - someone made a YTMND out of that, and I couldn't believe that it was real... [Eek!]

Cool, because it isn't real

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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Baggins:
quote:
Originally posted by TheLazenby:
The one that surprised me most was the one about the pasta swastikas - someone made a YTMND out of that, and I couldn't believe that it was real... [Eek!]

Cool, because it isn't real
...but there was a kid in Minneapolis who, during lunch on June 5, 1944, mysteriously found the words "OMAHA" and "OVERLORD" in his bowl of Alphabetti Spaghetti.

ETA-We return you to your regularly scheduled discussion of Lorne Greene's nipples.

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quote:
Originally posted by Bettie Page Turner:

ETA-We return you to your regularly scheduled discussion of Lorne Greene's nipples.

Can't we talk about mine instead? [Eek!]

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posted by robbiev427
Can't we talk about mine instead?

Sure! So, robbie, how the ol' nips doin'? Doin' good? Yeah? Play Tron with 'em lately? [Big Grin]

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...but there was a kid in Minneapolis who, during lunch on June 5, 1944, mysteriously found the words "OMAHA" and "OVERLORD" in his bowl of Alphabetti Spaghetti.
Reminds me of....

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Family Guy.

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quote:
Originally posted by candy from Ron Mexico:
quote:
posted by robbiev427
Can't we talk about mine instead?

Sure! So, robbie, how the ol' nips doin'? Doin' good? Yeah? Play Tron with 'em lately? [Big Grin]
I've tried, but I can't seem to push the "fire" button with 'em. Course, after a few seconds of trying, I don't care any more. [Big Grin]

Robbiev -oh, was I doing something else a second ago?- 427

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Wow, candy from Ron Mexico, that was fast!

Here ya go- 5 points, signed, sealed & delivered.

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Lorne Greene didn't host "Wild Kingdom." He was the host of the shows "Last of the Wild" and "Lorne Greene's New Wilderness."
On "Last of the Wild" he only did narration though and was never around the animals.
He was around animals on his other show but there is no mention of him being attacked.
The only mention I can find of him having his nipple bitten off is sites that say it happened while he was the host of "Wild Kingdom."
Since he was never the host of that show I'd say that it probably didn't happen.

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Close, but no.

Lorne Greene did have his nipple bitten off, but it wasn't by an angry alligator, it was during a particularly vicious spat on the set of Bonanza, and Pernell Roberts was the guilty party accused of nipping off the Greene nipple. No one quite knows what the spat was about, but it's believed to have involved Roberts toupee and an unnapreciated game of "hair frisbee"

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quote:
Originally posted by qualli:
Close, but no.

Lorne Greene did have his nipple bitten off, but it wasn't by an angry alligator, it was during a particularly vicious spat on the set of Bonanza, and Pernell Roberts was the guilty party accused of nipping off the Greene nipple. No one quite knows what the spat was about, but it's believed to have involved Roberts toupee and an unnapreciated game of "hair frisbee"

[lol] "Hair frisbee" You (or someone) OMANK. Trying to eat my lunch at work. Now I have to get the Windex.

I can just see the headline. "Roberts bites Greene nipple in hair dispute." There's a joke in there somewhere. [Roll Eyes]

It sounds more like some sort of kinky role-play.

Like Michael Landon once said, "There were no women on Bonanza. The Cartwright boys were NOT gay, but thank God Hop Sing was."

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quote:
posted by 2ys4u
Wow, candy from Ron Mexico, that was fast!

Dern tootin' it was fast! When it comes to Family Guy I don't mess around [Big Grin]

ETA: Thanks for the points [Smile]

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Lorne Greene did sing a mean version of Ghost Riders in the Sky (and several other songs).

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One anecdote site gives the source of the alligaor story as Time but does not provide the issue number.

For openers, there never was a show called " "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom." There was a show called Lorne Greene's New Wilderness. and one called Last of the Wild.

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Would it actually be possible for an alligator to bite off just a nipple? Pretty talented (and considerate) alligator.
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