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FYI: I did submit the beginning of a story a while back; however, for some reason, it would only post here in/as "scraps."

Given all the gloom & doom in the news, I thought some amusing trivia would be in order.

 

Did You Know?

 

  • Now you can claim an excuse. The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than ours.
  • Barely half of all Americans know that the sun is a star. And they can vote.
  • In Chico, California USA, there is an ordinance prohibiting the testing of a nuclear weapon inside the city. Terrorists take note.
  • Disney's Donald Duck comics were banned Finland because he doesn't wear pants.  Odd they missed Porky Pig.
  • Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns, but a cigar was still "just a cigar."
  • The oldest record of a contraceptive is from Egypt over 4,000 years ago. It was made from crocodile dung & it worked. No shit...
  • When Robin Williams was in high school he was voted "Least Likely to Succeed." Talk about having the last laugh.
  • In South Bend, Indiana USA, a monkey was once tried & convicted for smoking a cigarette. Maybe he should have tried a camel instead?
  • The first coin operated vending machine was invented in Alexandria, Egypt over 2,000 years ago by Heron (Hero) for the purpose of dispensing "holy water" to worshippers entering temples. Just like now, gotta make a buck anyway you can.
  • Ah, the "Good Old Days." In 1221, when the armies under Genghis Khan rampaged through Nishapur (in what is now Iran), almost two million people are asserted to have been killed— in just one hour!
  • The ampersand (&) was once a letter of the English alphabet. There's got to be an ellipsis (...) in this story somewhere.
  • Mercedes-Benz wins the latest (2014) Conspicuous Consumption Award, for their limited production uber exclusive "Maybach Exelero," a 19-foot long ultra-lux 2- door 4-passenger Gran Turismo with a 700-hp V-12 engine capable of 200-mph. Price? Well, if you have to ask... But for the record, one of the few that will be built can be all yours for only 8-million in US dollars! Well, if you got it, flaunt it, I guess.

 

Okay. Me still here. Hope all is good with everyone. More as it happens...

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HBD !!! I wish to draw a picture or something, but school is killing me !! Anyway, I hope you have a good day!!!
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:XD: Hey, good buddy! Can't chat now; off to work. Hope all is well. Catch ya back tonight... :heart:
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