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Random Facts: 10/26/12t

While gold is currently around $1,700 an ounce, it reached an all-time high in 2011 of nearly $1,800 an ounce. Of course, gold has always been valuable not only as a material resource but also as a commodity. Gold is the sixteenth most rare of the chemical elements. Though it is one of the rarest metals, gold was the first to be discovered by man. It took half a year for word to reach the Atlantic coast that gold has been discovered in California. The discovery was made in 1848, but John Augustus Sutter and James Marshall tried to keep it a secret. It wasn't until President Polk, in December 1848, announced the discovery that the gold rush of 1949 began.
We have lots of laws, not all of them good. But whether they intend to or not, many laws have very beneficial side effects. Town laws in the U.S. Midwest in the 1880s were passed prohibiting the sale of ice cream sodas on Sunday. In Illinois, ingenious soda fountain owners got around the law by omitting the carbonated water and se…

Quotes: "There is a harmony in autumn..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----* There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!--Percy Bysshe Shelley
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.--Confucius
We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.--Helen Keller
**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---** The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. See at the bottom for the answer.
*---- More Quotes for the Week ----* You are frightened of everything. You call it caution. You call it common sense. You call it practicality. You call it playing the odds, but that's only because you're afraid to call it by its real name, and its real name is fear.--MICK FARREN, Darklost
The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out ... and do it. --SUSAN J. JEFFERS, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Trivia: 10/26/12: Standing on a solid rock.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old."
HINT: (1853-1937), American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
RANDOM TIDBITS The back of the New Hampshire state quarter depicts The Old Man of the Mountain, a natural rock formation that resembled the face of an elderly male and served as the state's emblem. We say "resembled" and "served" because, sadly, the formation collapsed off the side of Cannon Mountain on May 3, 2003.
The Prudential Insurance Company began using the slogan "We have the strength of Gibraltar" back in 1896 and has employed an image of the Rock of Gibraltar as its logo ever since.
The oldest rocks found on the earth's surface are located near the Great Slave Lake in the Northwestern Territories of Canada. Dating methods have estimated the age of some of the zircon crystals at b…

Mind Scrambler: 10/26/12

Abuse me for I will not care.
Curse me when I stray from fair.
Brute force won't put me in my place.
Smooth and even wins the race.
Envy colors where I rest.
No sandy beaches for the best.
What am I? Right Click On Your Mouse For The Answer.

Dirty Jokes: 10/01/12

A man goes to a new doctor for a physical, and during the exam the doctor is amazed to discover the man has five penises.
"I've never seen anything like this," exclaims the doctor. "How do your pants fit?"
The man responds, "Like a glove."
A frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to spice up her dead sex-life. She puts them on, together with a short skirt and sits on the sofa opposite her husband.
At strategic moments she uncrosses her legs, enough times that her husband finally asks, "Are you wearing crotchless panties?"
"Y-e-s-s," she answers with a seductive smile.
"Thank God - I thought you were sitting on the cat."
"An 83-year-old male prostitute was arrested. Police say he only charged $20 an hour, but for most of that time, he just talked about his grandkids." -Craig Ferguson
I was chatting to this girl in the pub last night and telling her of my uncanny ability to be able to tell…

Jokes: 10/01/12

"A new study found that dogs are smarter than cats because their friendliness has helped them develop bigger brains. Cat people would complain about the findings, but that would involve interacting with other humans." -Jimmy Fallon
I spent $5,000 on a boob job for the wife. She was delighted.
I spent $2,000 on a nose job for her. She was ecstatic.
I spent another $2,000 on liposuction for her and she was over the moon.
Then I spend $50 on a blow job for myself and she goes fucking mental.
"Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill." -Henry Louis Mencken.
Our friends, James and Florence, attend choir practice Wednesday evenings, and oft…

Quotes: "We know the truth..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----* There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavor and then leave it half done. This is what the West has done with its colonial system. It shook all the societies in the world loose from their old moorings. But it seems indifferent whether or not they reach safe harbor in the end.--Dame Barbara Ward
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.--Blaise Pascal
You find peace by coming to terms with what you don't know.--Nassim Taleb, Author and Essayist
**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---** Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. See at the bottom for the answer.
*---- More Quotes for the Week ----* Maturity is when your world opens …

My mistake

I told her she had three beautiful children. My mistake. She didn't have to get all pissed off and threaten me with a bomb. How was I to know?!?!?

Trivia: 10/01/12: Cartoons With A Cause.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "Tomorrow - your reward for working safely today."
HINT: (1955-), author, journalist and documentary filmmaker.
RANDOM TIDBITS Due to the similarity between his last name and that of canine PSA character McGruff, who urges everyone to "take a bite out of crime," baseball slugger Fred McGriff became popularly known as "The Crime Dog."
Woodsy Owl debuted in 1970 as an environmental representative who chastised us "Give a hoot, don't pollute," a slogan coined by U.S. Forest Ranger Chuck Williams. During the 1990s, Woodsy's message was changed to be a bit more all encompassing: "Lend a hand, care for the land!"
Dick Van Dyke starred in a series of Public Service Announcements from 1975 to 1984 for the National Fire Protection Agency's "Learn Not to Burn" campaign. After he lost his Malibu home to a wildfire, he agreed to become the voice of Sparky, the Fire Dog.
Before there was a rock …

Mind Scrambler: 10/01/12

Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues?
There is a two to the right of a king.
A diamond will be found to the left of a spade.
An ace is to the left of a heart.
A heart is to the left of a spade.
Now, identify all three cards.
Right Click your mouse for the answer.

Did you know?

Some trivia to occupy your mind. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth.
If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.
To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers.
Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs. (Hopefully, they can't fart either!)
Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!
Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible f…