Everyone knows that the moon is made of green cheese. NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has verified this several times, along with other scientifically confirmed facts. For example, while standing on earth, we see only one side of the moon, and never see the other side, if it has one. Everyone also knows…

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Where does the question mark come from? There, I’ve already just used one, just trying to find out! In English, this peculiar hook with a dot underneath it is always used when you ask a question in print. In evolving to its current form, this type of punctuation mark went through an interesting and logical series…

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They say there’s a ridge, Near the summit of Mount Everest, Where one false step, can lead to disaster. One mistake…and all is lost… In a smashing, sliding, slashing, bashing fall, a tempest tossed, Down along, steep, icy, rocky, slope, 10 thousand feet on one side, 12 thousand feet on the other, landing in different…

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It was in the summer of 1963, thirty-five In the group and me. All there to see this powerful magnet of history. TO FULLY FEEL THE CHARACTER 0F ROME, Italy’s home, Where ancient spirts still roam, outside In St Peter’s Square, And inside under a nearby dome.   I loved being there, experiencing moments rare,…

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When asked the frequently asked question, “How are you?” An old and wonderful friend of mine used to respond with, “STILL KICKING, BUT NOT AS HIGH!” That’s my situation, too. Still swimming, but not as far, Still dancing, but not as fast. Still loving, but not as often. Still sleeping, but not as regular. Still…

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Welllllll, let me see now, art is in the eye of the beholder .so they say But let me elaborate a little on that. Art is in the EAR of the BEHEARER. Art is in the HAND of the BEGRABBER. Art is 1n the NOSE of the BESNIFFER. Art is in the TONGUE of the BETASTER. Art is…

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Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 In Boston, Massachusetts. From a modest beginning as the son of a candle-maker, he became a highly intelligent and prolific adult who lived a long life of fame and fortune. He made multiple contributions to humanity everywhere. He was an author, printer, political theorist, politician, businessman, musician,…

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The Signing of the Declaration of Independence was a magnificent moment in human history. The document boldly announced to the world the separation of the American colonies from the British Kingdom, and gave detailed, powerful justification for the action taken. It was the first, formal assertion, by a whole people, of their right to a…

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Many will  immediately say: “Francis Scott Key.”     If this were a history test, and I’m glad it’s not, they’d get no better than a “C-” for that answer.     Here’s why. Key wrote the words, but not the music to our national anthem. The music was written by John Stafford Smith, ironically, a British composer. The original song had…

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The welcome discovery and use of perfume go back more than l5,000 years. Greeks believed that perfume was created by the gods. Egyptians believed that it gave perfection to all parts of the human body. They used it widely, especially in preparing the dead for their journey to an afterlife. Mohammed observed that the three…

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