Category Archives: Fun Facts

Is It Christmas?

You never know what you’ll find on the Internet. The most unusual website I’ve ever found is It answers the question “Is it Christmas?” in a very direct way.  Be sure to check it on Christmas, although you will probably be disappointed.

Printing Your Clothes

You’ve heard a lot about 3D printers, but will there ever be the day when we can use them to print our clothes? A young lady named Danit Peleg thinks that day will be here soon.  In a recent TED talk, she explains how a fashion school project let her to degisn and print some

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What Are Animals Thinking?

Anyone who has ever owned a pet has probably wondered at one time or another what their companion has been thinking.  How much do they understand?  Do they have the same feelings, or do they just mirror our moods? I haven’t had a pet in fifty years, but my own theory is when an animal

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De-coding Facial Expressions

“If a logger smiles in the forest with no one around to see him, was he actually happy?”  —  Jerry Adler One of our most effective forms of communication is non-verbal.  I have a $1.50 paperback on my shelf from 1970 entitled Body Language.   So it should be no surprise to hear that people

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European Day of Languages

September 26th was the European Day of Languages, an event this country would never think to have.  But in Europe it’s an annual event which started in 2001. According to The Writer’s Almanac, it s purpose is  “to celebrate human language, encourage language learning, and bring attention to the importance of being multilingual in a

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A Halloween Story

During a recent trip to Los Angeles, I had stayed for three nights at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  It was an older hotel, but nice, and conveniently located on Hollywood Boulevard.  Everything was fine until the van ride to the airport Sunday night, when the van driver casually asked if I’d seen any ghosts. Excuse

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The Truth About State Flowers

What is you state flower?  Ours in Ohio is the scarlet carnation.  But maybe the more pertinent question is where did your state flower come from? I just ran across an article entitled “State Flowers’ Dirty Little Secret” in the October 19, 2015 issue of The Christian Science Monitor Weekly.  Most states  choose native species

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