Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 19

Trivia

1. When she was in the Israeli military, what did Dr. Ruth get trained to be?

2. Who gave away the bride at the 1905 wedding of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

3. How old was Brenda Lee when she recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”?

4. What Nobel Prize winning 20th century novelist refused a dinner invitation from JFK’s White House because a hundred miles was “a long way to go just to eat.”

Quotes

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”
Mark Twain

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
Albert Einstein

“He who angers you conquers you.”
Elizabeth Kenny

Corny Jokes

Q. Why do fish live in saltwater?
A. Because pepper makes them sneeze.

Q. How much fun is doing your laundry?
A. Loads.

Q. Why did the gymnast put extra salt on her food?
A. So she could do summer salts.

Q. What’s purple and 5,000 miles long?
A. The Grape Wall of China.

If you don’t know everything…

Vaccines for everybody. When asked who owned the patent on the polio vaccine, Jonas Salk said, “Well, the people. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”

Presidential conflict. Dick Cheney’s yellow lab Dave was banned from Camp David for attacking President Bush’s dog Barney.

More than Elvis. At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won 4 Grammys, more than the 3 Elvis won in his entire career.

That cord looks like a tail! When the computer mouse was invented, it was called the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.” They needed something better and tried calling it a “bug,” but that name didn’t stick either.

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