"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord." --Abraham Lincoln
A head tap gesture in Argentina and Peru means "I'm thinking" or "Think." Elsewhere, it can mean "He's crazy."
Author John Grisham is a sixteenth cousin of President Bill Clinton. ***
For her role as the Egyptian queen in Cleopatra,, Elizabeth Taylor audaciously asked for, and received, the first $1 million contract in the film industry. The role was first offered to starlet Joan Collins, who turned it down. Film production became much more elaborate and costly than ori- ginally budgeted once Taylor came on board.
The average female between the ages of 20 and 44 is more likely to be overweight than are males in the same age cat- egory. ***
DIDN'T HE WRITE 'COMMON SENSE'?
Thomas Paine designed the first long bridge that could cross a river without a supporting prop in the middle.
REMEMBER CABBAGE PATCH KIDS?
Artist Xavier Roberts first designed his soon-to-be-famous Cabbage Patch dolls in 1977 to help pay his way through school. They had soft faces and were made by hand, as opposed to the hard-faced mass-market dolls, and were originally called "Little People."