Friday, June 1, 2012


No not another thing that went wrong. No its Tarzan's jungle call.
Tarzan's jungle call is a palindrome. It is spelled
The most famous patented Tarzan jungle call was by Johnny Weismüller.
This Saturday, June 2nd, is Johnny Weissmüller's birthday.
With our Tarzan Party we pay homage to this great man.

Johnny Weissmuller (born Janos Weißmüller; June 2, 1904January 20, 1984) was an Austrian-Hungarian-born American swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in movies. Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Edgar Rice Burroughs's ape man Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.
At his request, a recording of his famous Tarzan yell was played at his funeral as they lowered his coffin into the ground

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