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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."

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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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George
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Current Residence: San Francisco, CA USA
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Favourite genre of music: Classical & Hard Rock
Favourite photographer: Several...
Favourite style of art: Most...
Operating System: My brain (when it works); my psyche (always)...
MP3 player of choice: Don't have any players of any kind ...
Shell of choice: 1-room apt. (not my ideal choice, but it's cheap & serves the purpose)...
Wallpaper of choice: No wallpaper; white walls...
Skin of choice: Alas, it's getting old & wrinkled (inexorably by Nature, not my choice)...
Favourite cartoon character: "Lio," "Holy Mole," "Pearls Before Swine," ""Non Sequitur," among others...
Personal Quote: Do good, have fun, be of good cheer...
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:iconobserver----1034:
Observer----1034 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch and the llamba badge dude :P
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Writer
:D:D  You're dearly welcome ... :heart:
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:iconobserver----1034:
Observer----1034 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Writer
:iconyaaayplz:
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Nokinami Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Writer
:XD: You're dearly welcome... :heart:
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Eternaldream15 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch and the llama! I really appreciate it! :excited: 
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Writer
:iconyaaayplz: :heart: :heart:  You're dearly welcome...
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:iconeternaldream15:
Eternaldream15 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh Ring around the Rosie!
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Writer
:XD: It's a "yaaay!" dance... Did you know "Ring Around the Rosie" was originally about the "Black Death" (the bubonic plague that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages) ?
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