Tuesday, January 04, 2011
What has more lives than a cat?
A frog—it croaks every single night!
How many angels can fit in a Honda?
All of them. For it is written: “All of my angels shall sing my praises in one Accord.”
SOME RANDOM FACTS ABOUT JANUARY 1
• All racehorses’ birthdays are officially recorded as January 1. (Only their age in years counts.)
• Fidel Castro led a successful Communist overthrow of Cuba’s government on January 1, 1959.
• Two early American icons were both born an January 1: Betsy Ross (1752), purported to have created the first American flag, and Paul Revere (1735).
• Of the 34 college football bowl games played at the end of the season, only five are played on New Year’s Day. (It just feels like more.)
A RANDOM ORIGIN
In 1914 DeWitt Wallace was in a French hospital recovering from injuries sustained in World War I. Bored and having nothing to read, Wallace got an idea: a pocket-size anthology of short articles on a variety of topics written in basic, easy-to-understand English. When he got back to the United States, he approached several publishers with his idea. They all rejected it. So in 1922, he printed 5,000 copies of his magazine himself. He sold them all (at 25 cents each), and the popularity of Reader’s Digest grew quickly. By 1926, just four years after starting, the magazine had a circulation of 40,000. Today, it’s about 17 million worldwide.
TUESDAY IS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE DAY OF THE WORK WEEK.