A Run-Away Husband

The following is a quaint advertisement I found in the June 9, 1788 edition of Connecticut Courant: RUN-away from the subscriber the 10th of May. one Joseph Randall, a tall trim built fellow; had on when he went away a blue coat, velvest wasit-coat and breeches, mixed coloured stockings, and wore away two felt hats; […]

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Learn Fun Facts’ 3rd Year Blogiversary

To everyone who reads this, I wish you a Happy New Year. Time flies and just like that, Learn Fun Facts is now three years old. This blog is still a baby compared with other blogs. But I think that it’s something for a blog to reach three years. 2019 is the most uneventful year […]

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If You Can’t Beat Them…

Poet Lewis Morris (1833 – 1907) on one occasion bored Oscar Wilde with his ramblings regarding his woes. Morris lamented that the press boycotted his books on purpose. He also thought that he should have become a Poet Laureate after the death of Alfred Tennyson. After he enumerated several more examples of unfair treatments he […]

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Puns of the Weak #2

“Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye-opener.” — Bruce Lansky, For Better and for Worse, 1995 … Are you interested in making $$$$ fast? Here’s an incredibly simple way to do it, and there is nothing to buy, no investment to make, no money to lose! Try it now! Follow this simple procedure: Hold […]

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How Not to Get Hired: A Few Crappy Lines to Add to Your CV

Job seekers spend a lot of time crafting a perfect CV. Well, at least, that’s the idea. Here are some of the oddest CV goofs culled from real-life examples: “The company made me a scapegoat, just like my three previous employers.” “References: None. I’ve left a path of destruction behind me.” “I have a sold […]

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A Missing Hyphen Can Change Everything

Image: Imgur Well, I’m not sure whether I would laugh or cringe when I first saw this. The Pratt Tribune changed the headline of the online version to “Students get job-site training during Disability Mentoring Day.

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A Witty Exchange

  George Bernard Shaw (left) and Winston Churchill (right) When playwright George Bernard Shaw started a new play, he invited Winston Churchill to attend the opening night. He thought of a witty message, then wired the following invitation to Churchill: Have reserved two tickets for my first night. Come and bring a friend, if you […]

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The Big Universe

In his book, The Book of Naturalists (1944), naturalist William Beebe related an interesting anecdote about him and his friend Theodore Roosevelt during his visits to Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt’s residence. Roosevelt and Beebe would go out after an evening of talk and dinner and search the night sky until they locate the faint spot of light-mist […]

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