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.
On This Day in History
January 31 Events: 1865 - General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief over the confederate army. 1936 - The Green Hornet radio show debuts. 1958 - Explorer I becomes the first successful American satellite. 1961 - Ham the Chimp travels into outer space. 1990 - The first McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia.
Famous Birthdays
January 31 Famous Birthdays: 1919 - Jackie Robinson (Baseball Player) 1931 - Ernie Banks (Baseball Player) 1947 - Nolan Ryan (Baseball Player) 1971 - Minnie Driver (Actress) 1981 - Justin Timberlake (Singer)
Where Did That Come From?
Why are many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs? BECAUSE: Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
More than 150 million hot dogs are consumed on the July 4th. That's roughly 1 dog for every two people in the U.S.
On the Light Side
An enthusiastic door-to-door vacuum salesman goes to the first house in his new territory. He knocks, a real mean and tough looking lady opens the door, and before she has a chance to say anything, he runs inside and dumps cow patties all over the carpet. He says, "Lady, if this vacuum cleaner doesn't do wonders cleaning this up, I'll eat every chunk of it." She turns to him with a smirk and says, "You want ketchup on that?" The salesman says, "Why do you ask?" She says, "We just moved in and we haven't got the electricity turned on yet."
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him. "So how was it?" his mother asked when they returned home. "Great," Little Johnny replied. "Did you and daddy have a good time?" asked his mother. "Yeah, daddy really liked it too," exclaimed Little Johnny, "Especially when one of the animals came home at 30 to 1!"