sundry time

I have a book entitled Just When You Think You Can't Do It... Do It! by Sir Francis J. Kong. I would like to share some bits of information that he wrote in the book, just in case you also like to know...
  • Men can read smaller print that woman; woman can hear better. (beware of that)
  • Coca-cola was originally green. (sprite and mountain dew had followed)
  • It is impossible to lick your own elbow.
  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
  • Each king in deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spade-King david, Heart-Charlemagne, Clubs-Alexander the Great, diamonds-Julius Caesar.
  • And if you love math, you might be thrilled to know that 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  • If a statue in the park of a person on the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. if the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  • Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
  • Question: Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?, Answer: Their birthplace.
  • Q: What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printer have in common? A: All were invented by woman.
  • Q: What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A: Honey.
  • Q: What What trivia fact about Mel Blac (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic? A: He was allergic to carrots.
  • It was accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, thus the word honeymoon came from.

We can get too many information, data and ideas by means of reading, practice of good listening and communication. "We are drowning in information bet we are starved for knowledge.", this is true, isn't it? Truth be told by Arthur Wellington that "Wise people learn when they can... fools learn when they must."

Another one from Edward de Bono "Ideas are the spectacles through which we look at data in order to see information. Data is useless until we look at it through an idea - only then it become useful information."

Maraming Salamat.

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