Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 5
1. Gladys Burrill earned the Guinness Book of World Records record as the oldest female to complete a marathon. How old was she?
2. In the famous shower scene from the movie Psycho, what food did Hitchcock use for the blood?
3. Ronald Reagan is best known for being President and acting in numerous films, but he was also a prolific lifeguard. It’s said that he saved how many people from drowning?
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
“Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.”
“I went to a restaurant that serves breakfast at any time. So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.”
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now and we don’t know where she is.”
“When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.”
“The guy who invented the wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three? He was the genius.”
If you don’t know everything…
Mysterious Steve. In 2016, star-gazers in Alberta, Canada spotted STEVE, a new kind of aurora that travels farther south than most. STEVE, or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, can be tough to see, though, because the display typically lasts for less than an hour.
Super Dry. Chile is home to the world’s driest non-polar desert, the Atacama Desert, and parts of the central desert area are known to regularly go without rain for up to four years at a time.
American roots. German chocolate cake does not come from Germany. It’s named after Samuel German, an Englishman who had come to Dorchester, Massachusetts, and eventually got a job at the Baker Chocolate Company, the first American chocolate factory.
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