Saturday, July 20, 2024
Just For Laughs
A man was driving and saw a truck stalled on the side of the highway that had ten penguins standing next to it. The man pulled over and asked the truck driver if he needed any help. The truck driver replied, "If you can take these penguins to the zoo while I wait for AAA that will be great!" The man agreed and the penguins hopped into the back of his car. Two hours later, the trucker was back on the road again and decided to check on the penguins. He showed up at the zoo and they weren't there! He headed back into his truck and started driving around the town, looking for any sign of the penguins, the man, or his car. While driving past a movie theater, the truck driver spotted the guy walking out with the ten penguins. The truck driver yelled, "What are you doing? You were supposed to take them to the zoo!" The man replied, "I did and then I had some extra money so I took them to go see a movie."
On This Day in History
July 20 Events: 1810 - Colombia declare independence from Spain. 1918 - German troops cross the Marne in WWI. 1940 - Billboard magazine first publishes its list of most popular songs. 1969 - Apollo II is the first manned mission to land on the Moon. 2003 - Rookie Ben Curtis, ranked 396th in the world, wins the British Open on his first try.
Famous Birthdays
July 20 Famous Birthdays: 356 BC - Alexander the Great (Greek conqueror) 1822 - Gregor Mendel (Scientist) 1919 - Sir Edmund Hillary (Explored the top of Mt. Everest) 1938 - Natalie Wood (Actress) 1947 - Carlos Santana (Guitarist) 1975 - Ray Allen (NBA Basketball player) 1978 - Elliot Yamin (American Idol Contestant) 1980 - Gisele Bundchen (Model)
Where Did That Come From?
SLIPSHOD: If something (or someone) is slipshod, it means its poor quality or sloppy. The term has to do with 15th century hardwood floors and shoes that were made w/o heels or any fasteners to scratch these floors. Obviously, they were more comfy than the normal shoes; and, soon people began to wear them outside the house, and (Oh Lord!) even to church!! Such people were considered sloppy in their appearance when they wore slippers on their feet (aka slipshod).
Betcha Didn't Know This!
The first transatlantic wedding took place on December 2, 1933. The groom was in Michigan. The bride, in Sweden. The ceremony took seven minutes and cost .50.
On the Light Side
One Sunday, a young boy arrived to his Sunday school class late. His teacher knew that the boy was usually very prompt and asked him if anything was wrong. The boy replied no, that he was going to go fishing, but that his dad told him that he needed to go to church instead. The teacher was very impressed and asked the boy if his father had explained to him why it was more important to go to church rather than to go fishing. To which the boy replied, "Yes, ma'am, he did. My dad said that he didn't have enough bait for both of us."
Kids Say the Darndest Things
The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading. After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, “Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude…?” After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, “I guess you’d be eating alone.”