Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rene Descartes

“You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.” –Rene Descartes, mathematician, born March 31st, 1596 Happy Birthday!!

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The Gimmicky Gimmick of Gimmicks

“Gimmick: At circuses and fairs during the 19th century a gimmick was a hidden mechanical device used by magicians to aid them in the performance of tricks. Nowadays a gimmick is any tricky method of making a sales, or a … Continue reading

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Vincent Van Gogh

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” –Vincent Van Gogh, artist, born May 30th, 1853 Happy Birthday!!

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Eggs on the Edge

“Egg on: To egg someone on is to encourage a person to keep doing something, usually something not quite nice. It has nothing to do with eggs, but is a corruption of the word ‘edge.’” Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Characters

“[The] Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.” Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web Site

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Ancient Roman Wrestling

“The term, ‘It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye’ is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, ‘No eye gouging.’ Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified was to poke … Continue reading

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The Worldwide Web

“If you read or listen to all the words in all four stanzas of ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ you’ll find that there are three words missing. The Words ‘United States’ and the word ‘America’ are never mentioned in the song. … Continue reading

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