WITH MARTY SMITH
(1) Laughter is the best medicine: Who takes care of the farm when the farmer is sick? The pharmacist. (2) Tabloid headline: “Time capsule buried in 1895 opened up – and a live cat jumps out”. (3) Country song title: Why Do You Believe Me When I Tell You That I Love You, When You Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life? (4) In the Twittersphere: “There should be an app that tells you which gyms you’d be the most fit person at.” – US comedian Fahim Anwar. (5) I am not making this up: Actress Elizabeth Taylor left instructions that her coffin should arrive 15 minutes late for her funeral service. “Wear short sleeves – support your right to bare arms.” – bumper sticker. “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Comedian Rita Rudner. 8144 – the number of new Toyota Corolla cars sold in Australia in the first five months of 1994. Never believe anything until it’s been officially denied by the government. Today is November 10, World Science Day for Peace and Development and the 314th day of the year. There are 51 days until the end of the year. On this day: 1932: Actor Roy Scheider, who died in 2008, was born in Orange, New Jersey. 1962: Radio station 5AD listed Workin’ For the Man, by US singer-songwriter Roy Orbison, as Adelaide’s No. 1 hit single. 1969: Sesame Street premiered on US television. 1978: Peta Peter made her final appearance as weather presenter on Channel 10 in Adelaide. 1993: Dutch scientists claimed they had discovered a way to make rats bisexual. 2011: US television host and comedian Conan O’Brien tweeted: “Blockbuster announced they’re closing all their stores. Now where am I supposed to go when I want to be alone?” 2014: “Can someone tell me where all the money from the River Murray levy is and how it’s spent please?” – from a letter by Brett Donaldson, of Gulfview Heights, in The Advertiser.