1. Are watermelons considered to be a fruit or a vegetable?
2. Which icon of TV broadcast news always signed off with the phrase, “And that’s the way it is…?”
3. What author has a street named after him in nearly every city in France?
4. What mammal has the largest eyes of any mammal?
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer
My wife told me I had to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down.
Q. What do you call a frenchman wearing sandals?
A. Phillipe Phillope
Instead of saying “the John,” I call my bathroom “the Jim.” It sounds better when I say I went to the Jim.
Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of being captured they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?
If you don’t know everything…
Smaller Star. Every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than our sun.
English Accent. On striped neckties in England the stripes run from top left to bottom right, whereas in the US the stripes run from top right to bottom right.
Multilingual Finns. Finnish language education begins on the first day of school. By age nine, students learn Swedish (Finland’s second official language). At age 11, they start learning a third language, usually English. Many students take on a fourth language around the age of 13.
Spacey Capital. At 3,255 square miles Juneau, Alaska is the largest capital city. It’s larger than the entire state of Delaware. It’s also the second-largest city in the United States, second only to Sitka, Alaska.
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