Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 17
1. What is the largest living structure on Earth?
2. What is the only king in a deck of cards without a moustache?
3. Charlie Brown’s dad was a _______, just like Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz’s own father.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
“The future ain’t what it used to be.”
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”
Two ships collided. One was carrying a load of red paint, the other a load of blue paint. All the passengers were marooned.
Ted: The same bike tries to run me down every day.
Fred: Sounds like a vicious cycle…
Q: What kind of jokes are told on a farm?
A: Corny ones.
Q: What did the left eye say to the right eye?
A: Between you and me, something smells.
If you don’t know everything…
Worth every penny? The $1 bill is made of cotton and linen and costs the Federal Reserve about 5.5 cents to produce. That’s good value compared to a penny, which costs 2.06 cents to make.
More than a number. The Richter Scale is logarithmic, which means that each successive whole number represents a 10-fold increase in power. Thus, an earthquake that measures 8 would be 10,000 times stronger than an earthquake that measures 4.
In a jiffy. Really? Believe it or not, a “jiffy” is an actual unit of time, defined during the late 18th century by scientist Gilbert Newton Lewis as the amount of time it takes light to travel one centimeter in a vacuum, which is about 33.4 picoseconds or one trillionth of a second.
Huge family. From 1725 to 1765, a Russian peasant woman, the wife of Feodor Vassilyev, gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets–a total of 69 children!
Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of a small, poorly armed force of around 4,500 soldiers over the French invasion of a well-armed, professional army led by Napoleon III that had about 8,000 soldiers. This battle is popularly known as the legendary Battle of Puebla. The battle lasted for 4 hours and ended in the victory of the small Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza.
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