Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Strange But True

2014 – 24

Monday, June 16th, 2014

2014 – 24

• It was novelist Tom Clancy who made the following sage observation: “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” • Charlie Chan, the fictional Honolulu detective, was created in 1919 by novelist Earl...

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2014 – 23

Monday, June 9th, 2014

2014 – 23

• It was American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard who made the following sage observation: “Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.” • You probably know that the king...

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2014 – 22

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

2014 – 22

• It was famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright who made the following sage observation: “Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.” • According to statisticians, about 200 people a year die while watching...

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2014 – 21

Monday, May 26th, 2014

2014 – 21

• You might be surprised to learn that the hamburger didn’t originate in the United States. In fact, it was early Turkic people called the Tatars who first came up with the idea. When they had low-quality...

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2014 – 20

Monday, May 19th, 2014

2014 – 20

• It was beloved “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz who made the following sage observation: “Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” • If you’re like the average American, you will...

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2014 – 19

Monday, May 12th, 2014

2014 – 19

• It was Spanish philosopher George Santayana who made the following observation: “Sanity is a madness put to good uses.” • On a per-pound basis, your brain uses 10 times the calories as any other part of...

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2014 – 18

Monday, May 5th, 2014

2014 – 18

• It was noted British lexicographer Samuel Johnson who made the following sage observation: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” • If an American black...

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2014 – 17

Monday, April 28th, 2014

2014 – 17

• 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...

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2014 – 16

Monday, April 21st, 2014

2014 – 16

• It was noted Democratic politician Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: “In America, anybody can be president. That’s one of the risks you take.” • You might be surprised to learn that notorious FBI...

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2014 – 15

Monday, April 14th, 2014

2014 – 15

• It was physicist Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from that of their social environment.” • Unlike humans, birds see everything in focus...

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