Monday, November 9, 2009

The latest White House buzz

The White House carpenter built some bee hives to help with First Lady Michelle Obama’s organic kitchen garden project. In the first year, the hives produced 134 pounds of honey, or about 11 gallons. What – you expected more with that sweet-talking Obama man around?

Bertrand Russell employed such mathematical logic that he wrote a book of 362 pages just to prove 1 + 1 = 2. I think I was married to his sister.

A guy named Earl Bakken invented the battery-powered pacemaker in his garage. Kinda brings back movie memories: “He’s alive! He’s alive!”
(And so I am. Thanks, Earl.)

The reason we have Post-it Notes is because Art Fry needed a way to mark pages in his hymnal. Ever since, he’s been bringing in the sheaves.
(Too easy, you say?)

Want to jump-start your memories about the fall of the Berlin Wall? Check out elderblogger Paula Behnken’s work at http://www.birdsonawireblog.com/. Still hungry? Dial up http://www.aldaily.com/ for more than you can digest in one sitting.
Never forget.

2 comments:

Paula Behnken said...

Thanks, George! You're a peach, I don't care what anyone says. :;

Ken said...

We wake up every morning listening to NPR's "Morning Edition" and will never forget the morning we woke up and heard the news that the Berlin Wall had fallen. What were you doing when you heard about it?

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