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Friday 1-10-2014 Assortment

Friday, January 10, 2014

Before going to Europe on business, a man drives his Rolls-Royce to a downtown New York City bank and asks for an immediate loan of $5,000. The loan officer, taken aback, requests collateral. "Well then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce," the man says. The loan officer promptly has the car driven into the bank's underground parking for safe keeping and gives the man the $5,000. Two weeks later, the man walks through the bank's doors and asks to settle up his loan and get his car back. "That will be $5,000 in principal, and $15.40 in interest," the loan officer says. The man writes out a check and starts to walk away. "Wait, sir," the loan officer says. "You are a millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow $5,000?" The man smiles, "Where else could I find a safer place to park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $15.40?"

(That could explain why he's a millionaire - he thinks outside the box!)

The geologic period between 200 -140 million years ago, when dinosaurs walked the earth and the first birds appeared, is named after a European mountain range; what is it?


•More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

•The female pigeon cannot lay eggs if she is alone. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon.

•Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

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