Number 49: When Cash was 5 years old, his dad shot his dog for eating the table scraps meant for the hogs.
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In honor of what would have been the Man in Black's 78th birthday last Friday, Flavorwire presents 78 Things You [Probably —Ed.] Didn't Know About Johnny Cash
. Number 14: During his act in the 1950s, Cash flaunted a killer Elvis impersonation
. Number 36: An ostrich attack in 1983
left Cash with five broken ribs and internal bleeding.
Perhaps the attack was about Cash's response to being sued for (Number 32) a forest fire he started in Los Padres National Wildlife Refuge, which (Number 33) killed all but 9 of the endangered condors at the refuge. When questioned about the birds at the deposition, Cash replied: “I don’t give a damn about your yellow buzzards.”
Some of the items on the list aren't terribly surprising or new, but the few that are are worth it. (Number 64
, for example.)