Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 28

Trivia

1. It’s a tradition in Ireland that if you donate a pint of blood, they give you a pint of __ to replace the iron.
2. Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, also founded what other family entertainment business?
3. Do giraffes and humans have the same number of neck vertebrae?
4. What percentage of a pandas diet is bamboo?

Quotes

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
Beverly Sills

Corny Jokes

Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
A: Pilgrims!

I hated my job as an origami teacher. Too much paperwork.

Q: Why did the cross-eyed teacher lose her job?
A: Because she couldn’t control her pupils.

I tried to catch some fog earlier. I mist.

If you don’t know everything…

Presidential Deliveries. Jimmy Carter, our 39th president, was the first to be born in a hospital. He was born in 1924. Carter’s successors, presidents Reagan and H. W. Bush were not. Seven previous presidents, including Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln, were born in log cabins, meaning more U.S. presidents have been born in log cabins than hospitals.

Alternative use. Bubble Wrap was invented by two engineers, Al Fielding and Marc Chavannes, in Hawthorne, N.J., in 1957. The two were not, however, trying to make a product to be used as packaging material. Rather, they were trying to create a textured wallpaper.

High dollar food. Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than Filet Mignon.

Sudsy prize. At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.

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