• It was beloved American comedian and actor Bob Hope who made the following extremely sage observation: “People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.”
• Next time you’re in Tinseltown, remember that it is unlawful to herd more than 3,000 sheep at a time down Hollywood Boulevard.
• In the 19th century, ice accounted for more shipping than any other commodity except cotton.
• William Howard Taft, the 18th president of the United States, was a large man. Quite a large man. In fact, he was so large that his 300-pound bulk got stuck in a White House bathtub, and he had to summon help to extricate himself.
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Thought for the Day: “The telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.” — Kurt Vonnegut
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