Pun Of The Weak: Giving


When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.

Note: I’ll be away from the blogosphere and the internet in general for the next week or so since I am now doing a project which needs my full attention.

So, I’ll see you next week. 🙂


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Gleanings From The Past #5


Common Sense

We teach the children Danish, trigonometry, and Spanish; fill their heads with modern notions, and the secrets of the oceans, and the hieroglyph inscriptions from the land of the Egyptians; learn the date of every battle, know the habits of the cattle, know the time of every crowning, read the poetry of Browning; make them show a preference for each musty branch of science; tell the acreage of Sweden, and the serpent’s wiles in Eden; and the other things we teach ’em make a mountain so immense that we have not a moment left to teach them common sense!

– The Atchison Daily Champion, 31 March 1895

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Rhymes For Month

I have tried a hundred times, I guess,
To find a rhyme for month;
I have failed a hundred times, I know,
But succeeded the hundred and one-th.

There were two men a training went.
It was in December month;
One had his bayonet thrown away,
The other had his gun th-
rown away.

— Historic Magazine and Notes and Queries, Vol. 25, 1907

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A Facebook Friend Request That Sent Someone To Jail


In 2007, Dylan Osborn of-of England was jailed over a Facebook friend request. How? Here’s the story.

Osborn said that when he joined Facebook, an automated window appeared asking if he would like to send “friend requests” to everyone on his e-mail list. He then clicked “yes”. It’s not that big of a deal. After all, he knows them all and they’d most likely respond to the request positively, right? Continue reading

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The Fifteen Ball Puzzle

Can you arrange 15 billiard balls to form a “difference triangle” in the usual triangular configuration, that is, the arrangement that you would see before the start of a game of pool? The number 1 through 15 is arranged in such a way that each number before a pair of numbers is the positive difference between the pair. (Note: Ignore the negative signs when subtracting).



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Quotable #9: The Future


“Prognostications are a notable proof of the wild curiosity of our nature, grasping at and anticipating future things, as if we had not enough to do to digest the present.” – Anon.

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Pun Of The Weak: Ambiguity


In a bulletin: “The sewer expansion project is nearing completion but city officials are holding their breath until it is officially finished.”

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