Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 16

Trivia

1. How many zeroes are in the number one trillion?

2. There’s one extra large seat, E-9, in Woolsey Hall, the primary auditorium at Yale University. It was built for which large former president who later taught at Yale?

3. In the human body, what is the hallux?

Quotes

“One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.”
Frank Zappa

“It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.”
Shirley MacLaine

“Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.”
Louise L. Hay

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
Albert Einstein

Corny Jokes

Q: Why did Roger go out with a prune?
A: Because he couldn’t find a date!

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

Q: Why couldn’t the pirate play cards?
A: Because he was sitting on the deck!

Q: What do you call a baby monkey?
A: A chimp off the old block

If you don’t know everything…

High jumpers. Fleas do not have wings. Fleas use their legs to move around. Their tiny, strong and powerful hind legs can push them up to fifty times their own height, meaning that fleas can jump up to 7 inches vertically and up to 13 inches horizontally.

Sweet feeling. Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavor in the world, beating vanilla and banana by 3-to-1. The pleasant feeling of eating chocolate is caused by a chemical called anandamide, a neurotransmitter which also is produced naturally in the brain.

Still chugging along. The Tremont Street subway in Boston is the oldest subway tunnel in North America and the third oldest still in use worldwide to exclusively use electric traction. It opened on September 1, 1897.

Down the the front, please. In the 1920s and ‘30s, many movie theaters had signs instructing ladies to “Please Remove Your Hats” to keep their elaborate headwear from blocking anyone’s view.

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