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 By Samantha Weaver    Games    January 17, 2019 

Strange But True: Jan. 17, 2019

* It was Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, communist revolutionary and the first leader of the Soviet Union, who made the following sage observation: “One fool can ask more questions in a minute than 12 wise men can answer in an hour.” * Back in 1893, when...

 

Strange But True: Jan. 10, 2019

* In this time of bitter partisan rivalries, it would be well to remember the following sage observation: “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.” The man who first made...

 

Strange But True: Jan. 3, 2019

* It was English journalist, political essayist and novelist George Orwell, probably best known for his works “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and “Animal Farm,” who made the following sage observation: “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 27, 2018

* It was way back in the 17th century when noted Scottish scholar Patrick Young made the following sage observation: “The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 20, 2018

* It was beloved American comedian and film star Groucho Marx who made the following sage observation: “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest — ask him. If he says ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.” * You might be surprised to...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 13, 2018

* It was New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd who made the following sage observation: “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” * A law in Memphis, Tennessee, states that it is illegal for a...

 

Strange But True: Dec. 6, 2018

* It was Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: “There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there...

 

Strange But True: Nov. 22, 2018

* It was way back in the 19th century that American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau made the following sage observation: “Men have become the tools of their tools.” * If you were asked to name the U.S. state that is geographically clos...

 

Strange But True: Nov. 15, 2018

* It was 20th-century American singer and songwriter Bobbie Gentry who made the following sage observation: “Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.” * In a match between a 200-pound mountain lion and a 20-pound porcupine, the lion is likely to be...

 

Strange But True: Nov. 1, 2018

* It was civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who made the following sage observation: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” * Everyone knows that a sophomore is someone in his or her...

 

Strange But True: Oct. 25, 2018

* It was early 20th-century Irish author Robert Wilson Lynd who made the following sage observation: “The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.” * If you’re...

 

Strange But True: Oct. 11, 2018

* It was 17th-century French author Francois de La Rochefoucauld who made the following sage observation: “Some people with great virtues are disagreeable, while others with great vices are delightful.” * If you wanted to dig to the center of the...

 

Strange But True

* It was noted American science fiction author Philip K. Dick who made the following sage observation: “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” * You might be surprised to learn that when Hernan Cortes reached...

 

Strange But True

* It was Democratic governor and presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: “A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular.” * Statistics show that for every 71,000 skydiving jumps made, there is...

 

Strange But True

* It was 19th-century English naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin who made the following sage observation: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” * In Nazi...

 

Strange But True

* It was Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: “There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there a...

 

Strange But True

* It was Scott Adams, best known as the creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip, who made the following observation: “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about...

 

Strange But True

* It was American author, journalist and psychoanalysis researcher Judith Viorst who made the following sage observation: “Infatuation is when you think that he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader,...

 

Strange But True

* It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” * There are lots of sports fans out there, and a lot of sports to...

 

Strange But True

* It was 18th-century French writer Sebastien Nicolas de Chamfort who made the following sage observation: “Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking.” * You might be surprised to learn that...

 

Strange But True

* It was poet, philosopher and satirist Horace, who lived in the first century B.C., who made the following sage observation: “He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.” *...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    July 26, 2018

Strange But True

* It was French playwright Albert Guinon who made the following sage observation: “There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.” * You may not be...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    July 19, 2018

Strange But True

* You probably won’t be surprised to learn that it was Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” * Ever wonder why blue jeans are blue? When they were first designed...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    July 12, 2018

Strange But True

* It was American astronomer, astrophysicist and author Carl Sagan who made the following sage observation: “The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    July 5, 2018

Strange But True

* It was pop art icon Andy Warhol who made the following sage observation: “It’s the movies that have really been running things in America since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and...

 

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