“Every honest researcher I know admits he’s just a professional amateur. He’s doing whatever he’s doing for the first time. That makes him an amateur. He has enough sense to know that he’s going to have a lot of trouble, so that makes him a professional.” — Charles F. Kettering
ZZ Top’s first album is called ZZ Top’s First Album.
Supreme Court justice Byron White was the NFL’s top rusher in 1940.
LOVE ME TENDER is an anagram of DENVER OMELET.
Every palindromic number with an even number of digits is divisible by 11.
“In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” — Cassius
From English antiquary John Aubrey’s 1696 Miscellanies: “Anno 1670, not far from Cyrencester, was an Apparition; Being demanded, whether a good Spirit or a bad? Returned no answer, but departed with a curious Perfume and a most melodious Twang.”
Consecutive U.S. presidents Grant, Hayes, and Garfield were all born in Ohio and served as Civil War generals.
Travel due south from Buffalo and you’ll reach the Pacific Ocean.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. shook hands with both John Quincy Adams and John F. Kennedy.
This false statement is not self-referential.
“When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.” — Cicero
In the 2004 film Shark Tale, the shark Lenny coughs up several items onto a table. Among them is a Louisiana license plate, number 007 0 981. The same plate is retrieved from sharks in both Jaws and Deep Blue Sea.