Seeing the Round Corners

December 10, 2018

This writer has always enjoyed the holiday season and looked on it as a joyous time to see and be with family and friends, but especially family. As the years fly by, and older family member pass on, those still with us just simply grow more precious.

This week’s re-visit from the writer’s archives is presented to give a chuckle for the holiday season. It was received from a reader several years ago.

March 12, 2012

To those who suffer from “know-it-all” syndrome, take heart! A reader forwarded today’s jewel with the tag, “I guess we don’t know everything!”

  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
  • No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times. Oh go ahead – I’ll wait.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years old or older.
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
  • The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first class.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you? That women are going the ‘right’ direction . . .?)
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first Marlboro man!
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice!
  • Pearls dissolve in vinegar!
  • The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
  • A duck’s quack does not echo and no one knows why.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts. (I know some people like that, don’t you?)

   So . . .  remember, knowledge is everything, so pass it on . . . and go move your toothbrush!

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