Just For Laughs
Over the years, my husband and I have usually managed to decode the cute but confusing gender signs sometimes put on restaurants' restroom doors (Buoys and Gulls, Laddies and Lassies, etc.), but every so often we get stumped. Recently my husband Dave wandered off in search of the men's room and found himself confronted by two marked doors. One was labeled "Bronco," and the other was designated "Cactus." Completely baffled, he stopped a restaurant employee passing by. "Excuse me; I need to use the restroom," Dave said. Gesturing toward the doors, he asked, "Which one should I use?" "Actually, we would prefer you to go there," the employee said, pointing to a door down the hall marked "Men." "Bronco and Cactus are private dining rooms."
On This Day in History
October 23 Events: 1707 - The first meeting of the Parliament of Great Britain. 1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time. 1973 - A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria. 2001 - Apple releases the iPod.
Famous Birthdays
OCTOBER 23 Famous Birthdays: 1869 - John Heisman (Football coach Heisman Trophy) 1925 - Johnny Carson (Tonight Show Host) 1940 - Pele (Soccer Player) 1942 - Michael Crichton (Author) 1959 - Weird Al Yancovic (Comedian) 1959 - Nancy Grace (TV News Host) 1975 - Keith Van Horn (Basketball Player)
Kids Say the Darnest Things
A teacher asks their students "Which is more useful, the Sun or the Moon?" After a moment of silence a ten-year old student puts his hand up and answers, "I think it's the Moon. “How so?” asks the teacher. The student replies proudly, “Because the Sun shines during the day when you don't need it, while the moon shines at night when you want the light.” The teacher is speechless.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
A two-mile thick dome of glacial ice covers most of Greenland. The weight of the ice is so great that if it suddenly melted the bedrock of the island would rise 2500 feet!
On the Light Side
Interview with 101 year-old Hattie Mae MacDonald of Feague, Kentucky: Reporter: Can you give us some health tips for reaching the age of 101? Hattie: For better digestion I drink beer. In the case of appetite loss, I drink white wine. For low blood pressure I drink Red Wine. In the case of high blood pressure, I drink scotch. And when I have a cold, I drink Schnapps. Reporter: When do you drink water? Hattie: I've never been that sick!
Where Did This Come From?
"DEAD RINGER": An exact duplicate. Towards the end of the 19th century, race horse owners began to devise ways to fool bookies who would try to scope out the horses before a race. The trick was you brought two similar horses, one fast and one slow. The owners would run the slower horse around for all to see, thus driving up the odds against it. They have a friend place some bets, then at race time, whip out the fast horse. So it was a "ringer" (slang for an illicit competitor in a sports event) and "dead" in that was dead-on, or identical.