When I worked at Tomart Publications as a book and magazine editor, one of our specialties was radio-premium collectibles — those prizes people sent in for during the Golden Age of radio. For awhile, the Illustrated Radio Premium Catalog and Price Guide was one of our best-selling books. Many collectors fondly remembered special treasurers they had as
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How good is your knowledge of chemistry? What if I were to tell you that there is a dangerous chemical throughout our environment? It is a major component of acid rain, contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape, accelerates corrosion of many metals, causes electrical failures, in its crystalline form has been implicated in
Basketball isn’t my favorite sport, but it does interest me. I played in high school, or rather I was on the team. My senior year was my only full year on the varsity, because there was nowhere else to go at that point. I never got into a game where the outcome was in doubt.
One rule in life — things are not always what your common sense thinks they should be. That’s especially true in geography. For example, go due south from Detroit, Michigan — what is the first foreign country you come to? It’s actually Canada. And did you know the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal
A judge told this anecdote during a speech I heard a long time ago. He was about to sentence a young man, and asked him if he had anything to say. The young man replied, “Yes sir, are you a Buckeye?” No, the judge wasn’t, but the question was so unusual it piqued his curiosity.