Strange BUT TRUE bird. Had Franklin had his way, we’d be look­ing to find na­tional pride in the some­what more hum­ble turkey. • When you think of large tire man­u­fac­tur­ers, the com­pa­nies that im­me­di­ately spring to mind are prob­a­bly Goodyear and Miche­lin. Yo

The Weekly Vista - - Fun & Games - By Saman­tha Weaver

• It was 17th-cen­tury French philoso­pher Rene Descartes who made the fol­low­ing sage ob­ser­va­tion: “If you would be a real seeker af­ter truth, it is nec­es­sary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as pos­si­ble, all things.”

• Does the sight of a bald ea­gle in­spire you with pa­tri­o­tism? If so, you can thank John Adams and Thomas Jef­fer­son, who over­ruled Ben­jamin Franklin when de­cid­ing on the na­tional say that when buy­ing beer at the gro­cery store, men tend to get six-packs, while women are more likely to stock up with 12-packs.

• In 2010, a man in Canada heard a strange sound com­ing from a dump­ster in his neigh­bor­hood. When he looked in, he was shocked to find a new­born baby. He res­cued the in­fant, of course, and took it to the au­thor­i­ties. It was only later that he found out that he was the baby’s fa­ther.

Thought for the day:

“Mar­riage is like col­lege; as great as it is, it ain’t for ev­ery­body.”

— Ray Charles

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.