Just For Laughs
A father and son went fishing one day. While they were out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him. He asked his father, "How does this boat float? The father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later, the boy looked at his father and asked, "How do fish breathe underwater?" Once again the father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later the boy asked his father, "Why is the sky blue?" Again, the father replied. "Don't rightly know son." Finally, the boy asked his father, "Dad, do you mind my asking you all of these questions?" The father replied, "Of course not! You don't ask questions, you never learn nothing."
On This Day in History
June 5 Events: 1967 - Six-Day War begins between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. 1968 - U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot. 1977 - The Apple II, one of the first useful PCs, goes on sale. 2004 - President Ronald Reagan dies.
Famous Birthdays
June 5 Famous Birthdays: 1771 - Ernest I (King of Hanover) 1919 - Richard Scarry (Author of kid's books) 1949 - Ken Follet (Author) 1956 - Kenny G (Jazz musician) 1964 - Rick Riordan (Author of Percy Jackson series) 1971 - Mark Wahlberg (Actor)
Where Did That Come From?
OVER A BARREL: Punishment in the old days often meant that a person often deserved more than just tar and feathers, and deserved a public whipping. In order to prevent him from escaping during this whip lashing, he was tied over-turned barrel (top body bent to the curve of the barrel while feet remained on the ground.) Thus there was no way this person could escape his punishment. Today the term "to have over a barrel" means that someone is in a position in which there is just no way for them to escape their punishment or whatever other dreadful outcome is coming to them.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
In 1973, Mao Zedong told Henry Kissinger that China had an excess of females and offered the U.S. 10 million Chinese women.
On the Light Side
Three ladies got together and were discussing what movie they had watched when they conceived their children. One lady says she had just watched a movie called The Search for One-eye Jimmy and nine months later she gave birth to her baby. Another lady says, "Oh, I saw the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and then nine months later I had septuplets." The last lady gasps and exclaims, "Oh no, I just watched 101 Dalmatians!"
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Alfie was listening to his sister practice her singing. "Sis," he said, "I wish you'd sing Christmas carols." "That’s nice of you, Alfie," she replied, "but why?" Alfie replied, "Because then I'd only have to hear your voice once a year!"