Friday, August 16, 2013
A man was chosen to be on a jury, but just as he was about to be sworn in, he turned to the judge and said, “I’m sorry, Your Honor, but I will not be able to serve on this jury.”
“Why not?” asked the judge, annoyed.
“Because,” the man answered, “I’m deaf in one ear, and I’ll only be able to hear one side.”
What practical household use was made of the very first gold nugget discovered in the U.S.?
It served as a doorstop on the North Carolina farm where the 17-pound yellow rock was found in a creek in 1799.
On a 2010 episode of Desperate Housewives, Renee (Vanessa Williams) and Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) talk about past loves, and Renee quips, “Never marry a basketball player.” It’s an inside joke: Williams was once married to NBA star Rick Fox; at the time, Longoria was married to NBA star Tony Parker … until she filed for divorce a few days after the episode aired.
Agent Cooper on Twin Peaks was named after mysterious plane hijacker D. B. Cooper.