"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
Jean de la Bruyere
Joke of the Day
I was going to tell a time-traveling joke, but you guys didn't like it.
Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
Just a few months before his death, Van Gogh sold his painting “The Red Vineyard.”
It was sold in Brussels, Belgium for 400 francs.
In the 1920s, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov unsuccessfully attempted to create a human/chimpanzee hybrid by using artificial insemination. The various names for this hybrid? A Humanzee, a Chuman, and a Manpanzee. Pick your favorite!
Ronald Reagan was originally announced as the lead for Casablanca. The proclamation turned out to simply be a ruse to keep the actor’s name in the press.
"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."
When have you been the most happy?
What Is Your Personal Credo?
The state has an honest-to-goodness swear jar. If you profanely curse, swear, or get intoxicated in public (that last one feels like it should have come with a few more details), you can be fined exactly $1.
Dragon in the Flame of Desire – China
The rather elaborate name above can be simplified down to yak’s penis. The Guolizhuang Restaurant in Beijing’s most (in)famous dish, it’s simply a yak’s penis roasted and served in elaborate fashion on a large platter.