_Helen Keller was not born deaf, dumb and blind. A fever caused that.
If it's chirping, it's a male cricket. If it's belching and rolling around naked, it's my uncle.
As best as I can see, two presidents, who held their top spots at the same time, were also born in the same state. Now, follow me on this. President Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States and President Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate States of America. Both were born in Kentucky. That's an item not seen or heard all the time.
For the last time, Leap Years do not occur every four years.
Do not blame humans for the extinction of the dodo. Most likely culprits were pigs and monkeys. They loved the eggs.
For most of the life of the Earth, the poles were ice free. Just think about that for a second and now read the headlines and read the panic.
Tears do not flow in space.
As for bones, they are not white. We see them that way because they are cleaned up a bit.
Alexander Graham Bell could play music by ear but it looked stupid and really hurt.
He may have been a genius but he never learned how to drive. He was Albert Einstein. Maybe he was on to something.
_Abner Doubleday, who did not "invent" baseball, did fight at the battle of Gettysburg. And George Bailey fought the battle of Bedford Falls. Come on, you get that one. Think Mary, Clarence and Zuzu's petals.
There have been more vice presidents than presidents. Yet, some presidents had no vice president for a term here and there.
Simply put, the word husband once meant the head of household. Not much else.
After the White House burned during the term of James Madison, he never returned to it. He was out of office when it was refurbished.
Many early colonists were afraid of forests.
During the Middle Ages, only the wealthy wore gloves. The rest - - mittens. I prefer sock puppets.
"It was a gift, for crying out loud." That's my quote for Vincent Van Gogh after he cut off part of his ear to give to his love, Rachel. Remember, it was part of his ear, not the whole darn thing.
The original draft of the Emancipation Proclamation was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. Real "great" huh? When they refer to destroyed I'm assuming burned but water could do some serious damage as well. It's your turn to do some research.
Pigs can become drunks and drunks can become pigs.
When someone screams, "Holy Toledo," I look at them in disgust for two reasons. One being it's loud and the second is pondering: "Who the heck uses that phrase anymore?" This item has veered so much, I have no idea where I'm at now. Check with me later.
"Holy Toledo" referred to Toledo, Spain. There now, that was easy.
For years I had a weekly trivia column published in The Big E, the product I ran and wrote for Sauk Valley Newspapers. Before that I was a researcher for L.M. Boyd and his Crown Syndicate and for other syndications as well. Two of them were Sports Features Syndicate and World Features.