The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words; The Gettysburg Address is 286 words; and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence. Compare that to government regulations for the sale of cabbage… 26,911 words.
In chess, “Checkmate” comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.
Characters Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street were named after “Bert the cop” and “Ernie the taxi driver” from the movie Its A Wonderful Life.
Here is an unusual law as an idea for profit: If you bring a raccoon’s head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall meeting, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.
Psychology surveys tell us that 98% of U.S. drivers think they drive better than anyone else. Hmm!
Kansas once had a law that declared it illegal to serve ice cream on cherry pie. I am uncertain if that was out of respect for the ice cream or the pie.
And for pic o’ day sent from Amy M….
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