Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 24


1. According to the “licking machine,” located in the engineering department at Purdue University, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

2. What common machines are twice as deadly, statistically, than sharks?

3. What was the name of the Beatles debut album?


“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.”
Maya Angelou

“Peace begins with a smile.”
Mother Teresa

Corny Jokes

Q: What did the triangle say to the circle?
A: You’re pointless!

Q: What kind of crackers do firemen like in their soup?
A: Firecrackers!

Q: What did the digital clock say to the grandfather clock?
A: Look grandpa, no hands!

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

If you don’t know everything…

Sssshhhhh. It’s estimated that there were between 20,000 to 100,000 speakeasies operating in New York City during Prohibition. Texas Guinan, Manhattan’s most famous speakeasy hostess, managed more than half-a-dozen joints herself, including the 300 Club, the Texas Guinan Club, the Century Club, Salon Royale, Club Intime and the Club Argonaut.

How do you spell that sound? Tic Tacs were first introduced in 1968, under the name “Refreshing Mints.” In 1970, the name was changed to Tic Tacs, after the distinctive sound of the mints rattling in their container.

A name that stuck. 11-year-old Venetia Burney Phair named the newly discovered planet, Pluto, in 1930. Inspired by the god of the underworld, The young girl’s grandfather, a librarian, knew many astronomers. He was able to get her idea to the Royal Astronomical Society. They loved loved the suggestion and decided go with it.

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