Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

Pronouncing Ouch

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

“Ough” can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.

Enron and the Presidency

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

This is an interesting bit of information that
you don’t hear much about in the media —

a.. Enron’s chairman did meet with the president and the vice president in the Oval Office.

b.. Enron gave $420,000 to the president’s party over three years.

c.. It donated $100,000 to the president’s inauguration festivities.

d.. The Enron chairman stayed at the White House 11 times.

e.. The corporation had access to the
administration at its highest levels and even enlisted the Commerce and State Departments to grease deals for it.

f.. The taxpayer-supported Export-Import Bank subsidized Enron for more than $600 million in just one transaction. Scandalous!!

g.. BUT…the president under whom all this happened WASN’T George W. Bush.

SURPRISE ……… It was Bill Clinton!

Iraq Facts

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

This is a cool list of facts relating to the land that is currently known as Iraq. Click on ‘More’ to see more of the article.

1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq. (it sure doesn’t look much like Paradise on earth today thanks to Saddam)

2. Mesopotamia which is now Iraq was the cradle of civilization!

3. Noah built the ark in Iraq.

4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.

5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq!

6. Isaac’s wife Rebekah is from Nahor which is in Iraq.

7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.

8. Jonah preached in Nineveh – which is in Iraq.

9. Assyria which is in Iraq conquered the ten tribes of Israel.

10. Amos cried out in Iraq!

11. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the “writing on the wall” in Iraq. (Hey, This One Saddam finally did too!)


Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

In the scrolling final credits of Disney’s Fantasia, the
sorcerer’s name is listed as “Yensid” (Disney spelt