The only public office Zachary Taylor held was president of the United
a job he never even wanted...
he never even voted in a U.S. election
The island of Puerto Rico was originally called San Juan...
its capital city, San Juan, was originally called Puerto Rico
The first ATM machine was installed June 27, 1967.....
though the first excessive fee placed on its use wasn't utilized until decades later!
Each leg of a 'Daddy Longlegs' contains about fifty joints.
King Alexander of Greece died in 1920, after his pet monkey bit him..
In 1952 New York state had 13,000 miles of paved roadways...
if every car registered in that state that year had been parked end to end they would stretch 14,000 miles
Fresh urine is just fine to use for cleansing wounds.....
if no water is available, of course!
Of all forms of legalized gambling, lotteries have the worst odds...
0.000008% of the 97 million or so people who play it annually win a million dollars.
Baltimore teens used to hold an annual contest during the March of Dimes
to see who could land the best punch on a charity walker.
Tennessee was the last state to join the Confederate States of America...
it voted to secede on June 8, 1861.
Oysters only feed when the moon shines.
Dwight D. Eisenhower used to wear 3 coats of clear nail polish.
A big elm tree will produce, about, 6 million leaves in a season.
In the 1700's 1 in 7 Parisians was a beggar...
competition was fierce and many had to be innovative...
the most extreme innovation was Devastation...
the corners of the mouth were cut to the ears, gum's removed and the nose cut off to reveal a gaping hole
One of the greatest hoaxes of all time is 'The Protocols of the Elders of
Started by General Pyotr Rachkovsky, of the Russian secret police in the late 1800's...
he fabricated the protocols from two books, using his hoax to gain allies for Russia against a common enemy
We must not say that an action shocks the common conscience because it is
criminal, but rather it is criminal because it shocks the common conscience
MAD. The only perfect realization of personality coming when insane in a
madhouse, saint guarded by sinners---every moment perfect ecstacy of
self-expression, Rosy Golden Flawlessness and Glamour---and when in glimmer of
knowledge that one is now adjudged "insane" the world makes no difference any
moreanyhow- - The Messianic complex. "Father forgive them for they know not what
they do " ---Jesus is in a padded cell, Mahomet has paraldehyde shoved down his
throat, Zoroaster is beaten by special guards of civilization, Buddha is alone
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing
The thoughtless are rarely wordless
~Howard W. Newton~
If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the
shoulders of giants
~Sir Isaac Newton~
If you'd prefer to undergo the experience of LSD without taking it, imagine
sitting through Ben Hur twenty times without the midpoint intermission. Got it?
~Phillip K. Dick~
~last words of Henry David Thoreau~
The cure for boredom is curiosity, there is no cure for curiosity
Always be sincere, even when you don't mean it
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear, but forgetting
where you heard it
Amusement is the happiness of those who do not think
We must find out what words are and how they function. They become images
when written down, but images of words repeated in the mind and not of the image
of the thing itself
Keep as far away as you can from the places where they gather to cheat and
insult one another, to exploit one another...or to mook one another with their
false gestures of freindship
To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro
~Hunter S. Thompson~
It never got weird enough for me
~Hunter S. Thompson~
So little done. So much to do
~last words of Alexander Graham Bell~
I may not know much, but i know the difference between chicken shit and
I should like that one of these days to be so well known, so popular, so
celebrated, so famous, that it would permit me to break wind in society and
society would think it a most natural thing
Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well, goddam 'em, let 'em wait!
~Ethan Allen, when told by a priest the angels were waiting for him~
To attack a man for talking nonsense is like finding your mortal enemy
drowning in a swamp and jumping in after him with a knife
There is a remedy for everything, it is called death
Temporal immortality must be looked for in refuse, in excrement and nowhere
else...I am dumbfounded by how little philosophical and metaphysical importance
the human mind has attached to the capital subject of excrement
Much has been written of the pleasures of intercourse, as for me, give me a
solid movement of the bowel
It is extremely depressing that my pleasures are impeded by piles of shit. I
wish that he who invented shitting, I wish that he and all his kin would be able
to shit only by having it beat out of them. I know of nothing more disgusting
than shitting. You see a beautiful person, neat, clean, you cry out, 'how
charming if she didn't shit!' If you are thinking you are kissing a pretty
little mouth with all white teeth-you are kissing a shitmill:every single
delicacy, biscuits, pastries, tarts, fillings, hams, partridges, pheasants, etc.
all of it exists only to be made into ground up shit
Jose! Bring the luggage. They do not want us here
~last words of Simon Bolivar~
I do not remember ever having had the itch; yet scratching is one of the
sweetest gratifications of nature, and as ready at hand as any. But repentance
follows too anoyingly close at its heels. I mostly scratch my ears, which
sometimes are itchy on the inside
~Michel Eyquem Montaigne~
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offence
You should have thought of all this before you were born
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an
idea whose time has come
I am better now
~last words of D.H. Lawrence~
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one
~Marquis of Halifax~
I go to seek a vast perhaps
The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins
Evolution loves death more than it loves you or me
Commandment number One in any civilized society should be this: Let people be
We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing
the rape of the human mind
If the nations economists where laid end to end, they would point in all
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way
Never hunt a rabbit with a dead dog
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days the government
had better get out of their way and let them have it
~Dwight D. Eisenhower~
We often do good that we may do harm with impunity
One cloud is enough to eclipse all the sun
What is this so-called reality; what is this theory but a beautiful though
totally human fantasy?
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information
Maybe this world is just another planet's hell
A sodomite got very excited looking at a zoology text. Does this make it
All men are forced into 2 categories; those with eleven fingers and those
I wonder why he shot me?
~last words of Huey Long~
TV - chewing gum for the eyes
~Frank Lloyd Wright~
A banker is a person who is willing to make a loan if you can show sufficient
evidence you don't need it
~Herbert V. Prochnow~
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts
The atomic age is here to stay.....but are we?
Gross ignorance.....144 times worse than ordinary ignorance
Weed.....a plant whose virtues have not been discovered yet
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
I have a terrible headache.
~last words of Franklin D. Roosevelt~
A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to
~Laurance J. Peter~