Sunday, March 3, 2024
Just For Laughs
All of his life George from Cape Breton had heard stories of an amazing family tradition. It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 21st birthday. On that day, they'd walk across the lake to the boat club for their first legal drink. So when George's 21st birthday came around, he and his pal Corky took a boat out to the middle of the lake. George stepped out of the boat and nearly drowned! Corky just managed to pull him to safety. Furious and confused, George went to see his grandmother. "Grandma, it's my 21st birthday, so why can't I walk across the lake like my father, his father, and his father before him?" Granny looked into George's eyes and said, "Because your father, grandfather and great grandfather were born in January, you were born in July."
On This Day in History
March 3 Events: 1791 - The United States Mint is created by the U.S. Congress. 1857 - France and the United Kingdom declare war on China. 1875 - The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey was played. 1923 - TIME magazine is published for the first time. 1931 - The Star Spangled Banner becomes the US National Anthem. 1933 - Mount Rushmore National Memorial is dedicated. 1938 - Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia. 1939 - Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.
Famous Birthdays
March 3 Famous Birthdays: 1455 - John II (King of Portugal) 1847 - Alexander Graham Bell (Inventor) 1962 - Herschel Walker (Football Player) 1962 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Track and Field Athlete) 1982 - Jessica Biel (Actress) 1984 - Santonio Holmes (Football player)
Where Did That Come From?
RED LETTER DAYS: In the Middle Ages saints days were marked in red in calendars. People did not work on some saint’s days or holy days. Our word holiday is derived from holy day.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
On the Light Side
Three men stood before a judge on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct in a public park. Judge: What were you doing? 1st man: Oh, just throwing peanuts in the pond. Judge: And what were you doing? 2nd man: I was throwing peanuts in the pond, too. "Judge: Sounds harmless. And you, were you throwing peanuts in the pond as well? 3rd man: No, sir. I AM Peanuts!
Kids Say the Darndest Things
One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part where Chicken Little warns the farmer. She read,…”and Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, “ The sky is falling!” The teacher then asked the class, “And what do you think that farmer said?” One little girl raised her hand and said, “I think he said: “Holy Crap! A talking chicken!” The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.