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Strange But True

2013 – 36

Monday, September 9th, 2013

2013 – 36

• It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who made the following sage observation: “All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.” • When the famous “Hollywood” sign was constructed in 1923,...

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2013 – 35

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

2013 – 35

• It was beloved American novelist Pearl S. Buck who made the following sage observation: “Nothing is less reliable than a machine. It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine...

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2013 – 34

Monday, August 26th, 2013

2013 – 34

• It was noted American author Ambrose Bierce (sometimes known as “Bitter Bierce” for his acerbic wit) who made the following sage observation: “It is by the goodness of God that we have in our country three...

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2013 – 33

Monday, August 19th, 2013

2013 – 33

• It was famed film producer and studio executive Samuel Goldwyn who made the following sage observation: “The most important thing in acting is honesty. Once you’ve learned to fake that, you’re in.” • Sarah Bernhardt, the...

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2013 – 32

Monday, August 12th, 2013

2013 – 32

• It was Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” • In 2006, an 87-year-old Oregon man, Marty Alvey, lost nearly all his sight, due (unsurprisingly) to age-related causes....

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2013 – 31

Monday, August 5th, 2013

2013 – 31

• It was noted wit, playwright, essayist and poet Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” • If you’re heading to the state of...

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2013 – 30

Monday, July 29th, 2013

2013 – 30

• It was George Bernard Shaw who made the following observation: “The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken...

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2013 – 29

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

2013 – 29

• It was stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce who made the following sage observation: “All my humor is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I’d be standing in the...

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2013 – 28

Monday, July 15th, 2013

2013 – 28

• It was President Abraham Lincoln who made the following sage observation: “The man who is incapable of making a mistake is incapable of anything.” • Researchers at Harvard University once decided to test several varieties of...

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2013 – 27

Monday, July 8th, 2013

2013 – 27

• In 1977, Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Company, made the following regrettable statement: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” • Gross fact of the day: Half...

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