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Words You Never Heard

Sep 16, 2018

 

Did you know that in Missouri, it is illegal to drive with an uncaged bear in your car? Or drive with a gorilla in your car in Massachusettes? How about to ride a camel on the highway in Nevada? Here are some other crazy laws brought to you be the randomtocracy of the US legal system.

While there aren’t any whales...


Sep 14, 2018

 

What does your hen scratch or penmanship say about your personality?  A graphologist or handwriting analyst might say you are bungdungerous  or outgoing and friendly if you write with big letters that spill outside the lines. Conversely, very small handwriting can suggest that someone is introverted.  An emotional and...


Sep 7, 2018

 

When you were young, did your mother call you in for dinner or supper?  Historically, the word dinner was associated with the largest meal of the day, regardless of whether it was served in the morning, afternoon, or evening.  What’s another word for a dinner fork? A Flabbernackle!

Supper stems from the Old French...


Aug 24, 2018

 

There are coffee houses in Russia where the lattes are free, but you pay for the time. A Russian entrepreneur named Ivan Meetin has introduced a new concept in coffee houses where customers pay for the amount of time they spend in the establishment rather than the food and drink. The café in Moscow is called...


Aug 16, 2018

 

On a recent trip to Colorado, I looked out the window of our cabin one morning and saw four beautiful horses. Three of them were standing perfectly still like statues, not even swatting flies with their tails, while the fourth was eating grass. I realized the three were sleeping standing up. The method by which horses...