• If you head up to the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court building, you’ll find a basketball court. It’s known, of course, as “the highest court in the land.”
• During the filming of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” the dog that played Toto was paid $125 per week. In contrast, the actors who played the munchkins were paid $100 per week — and their manager, Leo Singer, kept half of that.
• Those who study such things say that goats have accents.
• In Germany in the 1500s, a court physician by the name of Oswaldt Gabelthouer wrote a medical book full of remedies that he guaranteed would be effective. For insanity, the patient must cut his or her hair close to the head, then tie two halves of a ram’s liver to the head. A severe case of epilepsy, he claimed, could be cured if the patient wore the right eye of a wolf and the left eye of a she-wolf on a thong about the neck for three months; also, the patient had to forgo bathing during that time. There’s no mention in the record at hand of how a patient would go about redeeming the guarantee.
• If you’re suffering from xanthodontia, don’t worry; a dentist can help whiten those yellow teeth.
Thought for the Day: “The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.” — George Bernard Shaw