Notes, Jokes, and Quotes

Notes and Facts:

  • 43% Covering buildings with olive oil protects them against acid rain.
  • To ‘egrote’ is to pretend to be ill to avoid work.
  • Tidsoptimist is a Swedish word for someone who thinks they have more time than they actually do.
  • The tallest cactus ever recorded was 78 feet tall.
  • The Japanese words for wrist and ankle literally translate into “hand neck” and “foot neck”.
  • During its restoration in 1982, the Statue of Liberty’s head was accidentally installed two feet off-centre.
  • In 1891, a ride was planned that would drop passengers in free fall from the top of the Eiffel Tower into a pond at the bottom.
  • Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service.
  • Will Ferrell was the first and last guest on Conan O’Brian’s short-lived stint as The Tonight Shows host.
  • The Greek letter Epsilon (the letter E), was reimagined in 1996, with bar crosses (the letter C) to symbolize stability to be used on as the currency symbol for the euro.
  • The occupation of the winner of the first recorded Olympics held in 776 B.C. Was a Cook named Coroebus.



  •  “It’s just too hot to wear clothes today,” Jack says as he stepped out of the shower, “Honey, what do you think the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?” To which she replied “They’d probably say I married you for your money.”
  • A TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer.
  • What do you call an intelligent, good looking, sensitive man? A rumor.
  • “I am going to make you the happiest woman in the world.” The woman replies, “I’ll miss you…”
  • How do you keep your husband from reading your e-mail? Rename the mail folder “Instruction Manuals”.
  • I visited the National Air and Space Museum. I believe the title is misleading because it is actually full of stuff.
  • I always take life with a grain of salt, …plus a slice of lemon, …and a shot of tequila.





















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