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Trivia Today: Random Stuff.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath." HINT: Played three seasons (1947-48, 1948-49, and 1949-50) with the New York Rangers. He was the coach of the Flyers when they won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975.
RANDOM TIDBITS Frank Sinatra always carried a roll of dimes.
On December 16, 1811, an earthquake caused parts of the Mississippi to appear to flow backwards.
The body creates and kills 17 million red blood cells per second.
The eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in November 2004 blasted gas emissions so high that airlines were forced to divert their flights.
The tin can was invented by Peter Durand in 1810. The modern can opener was not invented until 1856. Before the can opener, people used a chisel and hammer to open cans.
Cows are one of the main contributors to global warming. In the United States, cattle release some 5.5 million metric tons of methane annually.
QUOTE: "I'm like a duck: calm…

Mund Scrambler: 12/27/12

A response to a mistake,
That when offered is suspected,
In desperation it is expressed,
The truth is apparently rejected. Right click on your mouse for the answer.

Alaskan Fishing Sign

They're both also pretty damn brave until the seals show up.

Trivia: 12/26/12

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness." HINT: (1903-2003), English-born American comedian and actor who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio.
RANDOM TIDBITS Many European countries believed that spirits, both good and evil, were active during the Twelve Days of Christmas. These spirits eventually evolved into Santa's elves, especially under the influence of Clement C. Moore's The Night Before Christmas (1779-1863) illustrated by Thomas Nast (1840-1902).
Each year there are approximately 20,000 "rent-a-Santas" across the United States. "Rent-a-Santas" usually undergo seasonal training on how to maintain a jolly attitude under pressure from the public. They also receive practical advice, such as not accepting money from parents while children are looking and avoiding garlic, onion…

Subject: Resurrection

A pastor was presenting a children's sermon. During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was. Now, asking questions during children's sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous.
Having asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy raised his hand. The pastor called on him and the little boy said, "I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor."
It took over ten minutes for the congregation to settle down enough from their laughter for the worship service to be continued.

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Why God Gave Us Puppies

If you need your heart warmed or just a quick smile, take a look...
Choose to have a happy day.
A man may smile and bid you hail
Yet wish you to the devil;
But when a good dog wags his tail,
You know he's on the level.

Random Facts: 12/13/12

December 12, 2012, is the century's last sequential date (unless we go to a 13 month calendar really soon). But is there more to this unique arrangement of numbers than just oddity? A much-cited survey conducted by US-based David's Bridal estimated that around 7,500 brides would be getting married in America today — a 1,446 percent increase from 12/12/11. The New York Times wrote that many couples considered it lucky to get married on repetitive dates, with 07-07-07, 10-10-10 and 11-11-11 each breaking Las Vegas records. According to Chinese numerology, the number one is a yang number which is ruled by the sun and represents independence and individualism. Two is a yin number which is ruled by the moon and represents symmetry and balance. When placed together, the number 12 brings harmony to the yin and yang, balancing the feminine energy of the moon with the masculine energy of the sun.
December is the 12th and last month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, but…

Quotes: "If liberty means anything..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----* War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.--George Orwell
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.--George Orwell
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.--George Orwell
**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---** A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom. See at the bottom for the answer.
*---- More Quotes for the Week ----* Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.--George Orwell
The farther a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.--George Orwell