“What is patriotism but the love of the good things we ate in our childhood?” — Lin Yutang
- Only humans are allergic to poison ivy.
- GUNPOWDERY BLACKSMITH uses 20 different letters.
- New York City has no Wal-Marts.
- (5/8)2 + 3/8 = (3/8)2 + 5/8
- “Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.” — Euripides
For any four consecutive Fibonacci numbers a, b, c, and d, ad and 2bc form the legs of a Pythagorean triangle and cd – ab is the hypotenuse.
“Things are not bad in themselves, but our cowardice makes them so.” — Montaigne
“We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.” — Mark Twain
“At last I fell fast asleep on the grass & awoke with a chorus of birds singing around me, & squirrels running up the trees & some Woodpeckers laughing, & it was as pleasant a rural scene as ever I saw, & I did not care one penny how any of the beasts or birds had been formed.” — Charles Darwin, letter to his wife, April 28, 1858
- The first child to be vaccinated in Russia was named Vaccinov.
- Every treasurer of the United States since 1949 has been a woman.
- 15642 = 1 + 56 + 42
- up inverted is dn.
- “Life well spent is long.” — Leonardo
“You often ask me, Priscus, what sort of person I should be, if I were to become suddenly rich and powerful. Who can determine what would be his future conduct? Tell me, if you were to become a lion, what sort of a lion would you be?” — Martial
“The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.” — G.C. Lichtenberg
“Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.” — Francis Bacon
“A thing of duty is annoy forever.” — Oliver Herford
“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” — Aeschylus
“No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend.” — Groucho Marx
“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?” — Jean Cocteau
“It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.” — Gore Vidal