– Humans have “handedness,” that is most people prefer one hand or the other. Some mammals have the same trait, e.g. polar bears and chimpanzees. However other mammals have the left-right preferences split almost an even 50/50 while 90% of humans are right-handed.
– My spouse asked if I should enjoy aubergine if she purchased same. It seemed that I recalled Aubergine was a fancy model of early Buick and responded that we simply could not afford such items since that lottery tip of mine was a dud. It turns out that aubergine is an eggplant. Live and learn. We had aubergine and sliced ham. Pretty good meal, actually.
– The King of Hearts is the only card king without a moustache. I had an aunt with a moustache.
– The next time you are “Entertaining the Troops,” recall that karaoke is Japanese for “empty orchestra.”
– Be cautious how skilled you become. A jealous rival, Torregiano, struck the young genius Michelangelo in his face with a mallet with such force that the great sculptor was disfigured for life. I have encountered no one that was particularly jealous of my work.
– There are 66 books in most Bibles. There be 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. Speaking of testaments: In the 14th chapter of Deuteronomy, Israelites are forbidden to eat rabbits. Good news for Bugs Bunny, Roger Rabbit, Thumper, et. al. Right Doc?
– In our solar system, Jupiter is the champion “mooner.” Jupiter has 67 moons that we know of. There could be more. If you find a new one, you get to name it.
– Jim Marshall was a tremendous football player for the Minnesota Vikings. He recorded 127 quarterback sacks. However, he is perhaps most famous for one play in 1964 against the 49ers. Defensive lineman Marshall scooped up a fumble and ran 66 yards to the end zone. It was the wrong end zone. Jim threw the ball into the stands. The result of the play was that the 49ers were awarded a safety (2 points and receive a kickoff).
– The magnificent New York Public Library is decorated with two well-sculpted stone lions out front. These felines have individual names: Patience and Fortitude.
– Here is a shout-out of appreciation to all of you firefighters: “Yo!” I might add that celebrity Steve Bucemi worked as a fireman for four years in the Manhattan district (NYC). Well, all you chicas guapas and hombre guapo – don’t run the wrong way with your football – and have a great day.
James White is a retired mathematics teacher who enjoys sharing fascinating trivia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.