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 By Samantha Weaver    Games    July 18, 2019 

Strange But True: July 18, 2019

* It was noted 20th-century American poet Carl Sandberg who made the following sage observation: "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    July 11, 2019

Strange But True: July 11, 2019

* It was Robert Wright, journalist, scholar and author of best-selling books about science, who made the following sage observation: "Like a lawyer, the human brain wants victory, not truth; and, like a lawyer, it is sometimes more admirable for...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    June 27, 2019

Strange But True: June 27, 2019

It was famed Irish author George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." * Although we tend to think of the bikini as a modern fashion innovation, two...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    June 20, 2019

Strange But True: June 20, 2019

* It was American pastor, politician and activist Andrew Young who made the following sage observation: "Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it." * Tony Curtis, who co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in the famous film "Some Like It...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    June 13, 2019

Strange But True: June 13, 2019

It was Academy Award-nominated actress and comedian Lily Tomlin who made the following observation: "Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy 2 percent that get all the...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    June 6, 2019

Strange But True: June 6, 2019

* It was noted 20th-century American playwright Arthur Miller who made the following sage observation: “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” * When creating its cocoon, the silkworm spins a continuous thread more than...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    May 23, 2019

Strange But True: May 23, 2019

* “It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” — Carl Sagan * You might be surprised to learn that some fish can hibernate. During the long, dark winters, the...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    May 16, 2019

Strange But True: May 16, 2019

* It was Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky who made the following sage observation: “Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.” * You might be surprised to learn that...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    May 2, 2019

Strange But True: May 2, 2019

* It was industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who was born into a poor Scottish family and emigrated to the United States as a teen, who made the following sage observation: “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public...

 

Strange But True: April 25, 2019

* It was American actress, screenwriter and notorious sex symbol Mae West who made the following sage observation: “You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.” * The world’s highest tides are found in the Bay of Fundy, located...

 

Strange But True: April 18, 2019

* It was one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, Alfred Hitchcock — also known as the “Master of Suspense” -– who made the following sage observation: “The length of a film should be directly related to the...

 

Strange But True: April 11, 2019

* It was 19th-century French novelist Gustave Flaubert who made the following sage observation: “Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.” * Visitors to Chicago might want to keep in mind that in...

 
 By Samantha Weaver    Games    April 4, 2019

Strange But True: April 4, 2019

* It was 20th-century American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher Elbert Hubbard who made the following sage observation: “Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.” * According to historical reports, in 1877...

 

Strange But True: March 28, 2019

* It was 20th-century French air force brigadier general and geopolitician -- and bearer of the nickname "father of the French atom bomb" -- Pierre Marie Gallois who made the following sage observation: "If you put tomfoolery into a computer,...

 

Strange But True: March 21, 2019

* It was Isaac Asimov, professor of biochemistry and beloved Grand Master of science fiction, who made the following sage observation: “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of...

 

Strange But True: Feb. 14, 2019

* It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” * In Washington state it once...

 

Strange But True: Feb. 7, 2019

* It was Henry Brooks Adams, American historian and descendant of two U.S. presidents, who made the following sage observation: "They know enough who know how to learn." * Spanish explorers named California after a mythical island of Amazon women...

 

Strange But True: Jan. 31, 2019

* It was 20th-century American author Margaret Mitchell -- best known, of course, for her Civil War-era novel "Gone With the Wind" -- who made the following sage observation: "Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was...

 

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...

 

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