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Strange But True




 

 

• You might be surprised to learn that Radio Shack, that purveyor of high-tech goodies and gadgets, was founded way back in 1921.

• Garth Brooks is a legend in country music; his recent comeback single, “More Than a Memory,” became the highestdebuting single on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, hitting No. 1 on its first appearance in September. Many people don’t realize, though, that not very long before his record-setting debut album, “Garth Brooks,” was released, he was still working as a salesman in a boot store.

• If you ever travel to Penrose, Colo., be sure to check out the 21-foot-tall, 9,100-pound rocking chair that can be found there.

• It was French author and diplomat Jean Giraudoux who made the following sage observation: “The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

• If you’re like the average American, the amount of paper you use in one year is the equivalent of what could be made by processing a 100-foot-high tree that’s 16 inches in diameter.

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Thought for the Day: “The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan

(c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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