Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 6


1. The first seismograph was invented in 132 A.D. by the Chinese astronomer and mathematician Chang Heng. What do seismographs detect?

2. Located in Cambodia, what is the largest religious monument in the world?

3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is headquartered in which U.S. city?


“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.”
Jane Addams

Corny Jokes

Q: What do you get when you cross fish and an elephant?
A: Swimming trunks.

Q: What kind of animal do you not want to play games with?
A: A cheetah

Q: Why did the chicken get a penalty?
A: For fowl play!

Q: What is an astronaut’s favorite place on a computer?
A: The Space bar!

If you don’t know everything…

No bread smelling. In England, during WWII, rationing laws prohibited the sale of freshly-baked bread because “the tastiness of just-baked bread is likely to encourage people to eat it immoderately.” The bread had to be at least 24 hours old before it was sold.

The artist formerly known as… Picasso’s full name is 23 words and 103 characters long: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso

Hot dogs on August 2nd? The final draft of the Declaration of Independence was finished on July 4, 1776, but it wasn’t actually signed until August 2.

Dental Invention. William Finley Semple was a dentist from Mount Vernon, Ohio. He was the first person to patent a chewing gum, on December 28, 1869. Semple’s gum was intended to clean the teeth and strengthen the chewer’s jaw.

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