Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 35

Trivia

1. What is that tiny dot above lower case “I” and “J” letters called?

2. What letter is the most commonly used letter in English, turning up in about 11% of all words?

3. On the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, his body guard was not with him. He left his post and went next door. Where did he go?

Quotes

“People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.”
Eckhart Tolle

“I like some animals more than some people, some people more than some animals.”
Jane Goodall

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Corny Jokes

Q: What did the traffic light say to the car?
A: Don’t look, I’m about to change!

Q: Why was the baby strawberry crying?
A: Because his mom and dad were in a jam.

Q: Why did the man put his money in the freezer?
A: He wanted cold hard cash!

Q: How do you shoot a killer bee?
A: With a bee-bee gun

If you don’t know everything…

Can’t taste your food while flying? According to a 2010 study conducted by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, the dryness experienced at a high elevation as well as low pressure reduces the sensitivity of a person’s taste buds to sweet and salty foods by about 30 percent.

Marie Curie won two. The pioneering researcher, Marie Curie, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 (shared with her husband) for her study of spontaneous radiation, and then won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 for her work in radioactivity. That makes her one of just six recipients to receive multiple Nobel prizes, and the only person to receive it in two different sciences.

Remember to chew. A 2013 study in the British Journal of Psychology found that those subjects who chewed gum while taking part in a memory challenge were able to stay focused for longer periods of time than those who did not chew gum.

What did you ask? According to a 2013 U.K. study, young children ask about 300 questions per day — mostly to their mothers.

Sticky subject. King Pepi II, who supposedly ruled for 90 years, thought so highly of himself that when he was bothered by insects, he would command that one of his slaves be covered in honey to lure the flies away from himself.

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