“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
Joke of the Day
What do you call a nun who sleepwalks?
A roamin' Catholic.
The first person convicted of speeding was going eight mph.
According to Guinness World Records, the first person to be charged with speeding was Walter Arnold of the English village of Paddock Wood, Kent. On Jan. 28, 1896, Arnold was spotted going four times the speed limit in his 19th-century Benz—but since the speed limit at the time was just two miles per hour, that meant he was not going too fast by today's standards. The constable had to chase him down on his bicycle, issuing a ticket for £4 7s and earning Arnold the speedy distinction. For more trivia to impress, here are 40 Random Obscure Facts That Will Make Everyone Think You're a Genius.
The introduction of Europeans to the New World saw the Native American population drop from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900.
George Lucas' Dog Inspired Chewbacca
The creator of the Star Wars world would drive around with his large Alaskan Malamute in the front seat of his car, which he described as "bigger than a human being and very long-haired." The affection he felt for the dog was what gave him the idea for the connection between Han Solo and Chewbacca. (Fun fact: He was named Indiana.)
"Not the bees!"
The Wicker Man (2006)
What is the silliest fear you have?
Michigan: Bounty hunting encouraged (then not)
Until 2006, every citizen of Michigan was encouraged to be a bounty hunter. A 1941 act titled “An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of starlings and crows,” offered any citizen a bounty of three cents per each starling killed and ten cents per crow—so long as they were presented in “a state of good preservation.” The law was repealed in 2006.