Pun Of The Weak: Investing

“I know a man who put all his money in just two stocks, a paper-towel company and a revolving-door outfit. He was wiped out before he could turn around.” — Dave Astor

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The First Odd Number In The Dictionary

Suppose that each number from 1 to 10,000,000,000 written in English and then alphabetically arranged (as in a dictionary) while ignoring spaces and hyphens. What would be the first odd number in the list?

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An Old Rhyming Recipe To Make Ink

The following is a quaint mnemonic of a recipe for making ink which first appeared in John de Beauchesne’s Writing Book, 1602, and quoted in David Nunes Carvalho, Forty Centuries of Ink, 1904: To make common Ink, of Wine take a quart, Two ounces of Gumme, let that be a part; Five ounces of Galls, of […]

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Gleanings From The Past #61

Reasons for the Delay The editor of the American Mechanic has encountered trials unknown to ordinary men. Hearken unto his wailings. “Owing to the facts, that our papermaker disappointed us, the mails failed, and deprived us of our exchanges, a Dutch pedlar stole our scissors, the rats ran off with our paste, and the devils […]

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Some More Tech-Related Headaches

The day before yesterday, I talked about a few troublesome tech problems that happened to me last week. I thought that my ordeal with technological annoyances is over, at least for a while. However, my optimism proved me wrong. Earlier, when I was using my computer, I encountered a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). Once […]

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Quotable #61: Expenses

“Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.” — A. C. Benson “A man often pays dear for a small frugality.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, July 2018

Random Ramblings Some Tech-Related Headaches Last Friday, while I was checking my external hard drives, I noticed one of them was acting strangely. I figured out that it’s on the brink of failing. This isn’t surprising as hard drives fail more times than we like to think. So, it’s not that big of a deal. […]

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Pun Of The Weak: Some Little Johnny Jokes

Teacher: Little Johnny, use “omnivorous” in a sentence. Little Johnny: Tomorrow is the exam and I omnivorous about it. Teacher: What is the antonym of nonplus? Little Johnny: Nonminus! Teacher: Little Johnny, if you have one dollar and you asked your dad for another one dollar, how much money would you have? Little Johnny: One […]

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Gleanings From The Past #60

Diplomacy Lord Wentworth gave some very cavalier advice to one going upon a diplomatic mission : he was up to the system of courts, or he would not have committed himself by such a satire. ” To secure yourself, and serve your country, you must at all times, and upon all occasions, speak the truth; […]

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Disorder In The Court

The following is a peculiar court transcript cited in Rodney Jone’s Disorderly Conduct: Verbatim Excerpts From Actual Cases (1987): The Court: I got the Quadrophenia, but then he said somebody played in it, and I didn’t get that. Prosecutor: The Who. The Court: The what? Witness: Musicians. Prosecutor: The Who. Witness: The Who. The Court: […]

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