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Just For Laughs
Here is the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than do the British or Americans. The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
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On This Day in History
September 23 Events: 1806 - Lewis and Clark return from their exploration of the western US. 1846 - Discovery of the planet Neptune. 1952 - Rocky Marciano becomes the new Heavyweight Champion. 1962 - The cartoon the Jetsons airs for the first time. 1973 - Juan Peron regains power in Argentina.
Famous Birthdays
September 23 Famous Birthdays: 63 BC - Augustus Caesar (Roman Emperor) 1215 - Kublai Khan (Mongol Emperor) 1930 - Ray Charles (Singer) 1949 - Bruce Springsteen (Singer) 1959 - Jason Alexander (Actor) 1961 - William McCool (Astronaut)
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Where Did That Come From?
GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE: A request to someone to stop behaving in a haughty and self-righteous manner. 'High' has long been a synonym for 'powerful'; 'remote from the common people'. This usage isn't limited to being on one's 'high horse' but has also persisted in terms like 'high and mighty', 'high-handed' and 'high finance' and in job titles like 'high commissioner'. When we now say that people are on their high horse we are implying a criticism of their haughtiness. The first riders of high horses didn't see it that way; they were very ready to assume a proud and commanding position, indeed that was the very reason they had mounted the said horse in the first place.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
With 50% of its population having been educated at the post secondary level, Canada easily has the most educated populace in the world. It is followed by Israel at 45% and Japan at 44%.
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On the Light Side
He stormed into the kitchen and walked directly up to his wife. Pointing a finger in her face, he said sternly, “From now on, YOU need to know that I AM the MAN of this house, and my word is law! You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I’m finished eating my meal, you will serve me a sumptuous dessert afterward. Then, after dinner, you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You will wash my back and towel me dry and bring me my robe. Then you will massage my feet and hand. Then after that’s done, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?” his wife replied…“The $%&* funeral director would be my guess!”
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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.”