• It was Danish physicist Niels Bohr who made the following sage observation: “The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”
• It was in 1954 that the first TV dinner was introduced.
• When Walter Chrysler started his own automobile manufacturing company in 1925, after having been employed by Buick and the Overland Motor Company, he insisted that all of the cars turned out by his company be oversized. It seems that Chrysler was a large man and wanted to be sure he could fit comfortably into any of the models produced in his name.
• You might have heard that the band on the doomed ocean liner Titanic played music on the deck while the ship sank. But you probably don’t know what song they were playing at the very end. According to witnesses, it was a popular British waltz called “Autumn.”
• If you’re planning a trip to Sweden, keep this point of law in mind: In that country, it’s illegal to teach a seal to balance a ball on its nose.
• In 1983, a Polish director named Zbignew Rybcyznski won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. After he had been presented with his award, he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. When he tried to re-enter, a security guard wouldn’t let him in because the guard believed anyone wearing sneakers with a tuxedo couldn’t be an attendee of the august Academy Awards. Incensed, Rybcyznski kicked the guard and landed himself in jail.
• Pigeons have the distinction of being only birds that don’t have to raise their heads to swallow when they drink water.
Thought for the Day: “Luck is the residue of design.” — Branch Rickey