"Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure."
Joke of the Day
"Doctor, doctor I am afraid of squirrels!"
Doctor: You must be nuts.
The Queen has some hidden hideaways.
Since the early 13th century, the city of London has officially paid rent to the Crown for two small pieces of property. Fortunately for the city, the price has stayed the same for more than 800 years: one knife, one ax, six horseshoes, and 61 nails, presented every autumn in the Ceremony of Quit Rents. Although one of these properties is located in the Moors in Shropshire and the other is near the Royal Courts of Justice in the city itself, no one knows the exact location of the Queen's land.
The 1929 Wall Street Crash Did Not Cause a Rash of Suicides
On Black Tuesday, October 24th, 1929, the most shocking stock market crash occurred in U.S. history. It is widely believed that this financial crisis caused countless deaths by suicide, but this was not the case. There were two.
A Clockwork Orange
During the filming of the Ludovico scene, star Malcolm McDowell scratched one of his corneas and was temporarily blinded. He suffered cracked ribs during filming of the humiliation stage show.
“You're gonna need a bigger boat.”
Do you like horror movies? Why or why not?
Don't Wear Your Winnie the Pooh T-Shirt in Poland
The cuddly little bear all stuffed with fluff also — gasp! — does not wear pants. Because of this, Poland issued a ban on Winnie the Pooh around playgrounds and schools, finding the A.A. Milne character a bit too risqué for the likes of impressionable children.
Best to leave your bear attire at home if visiting this Eastern European country, just to be safe.