By Samantha Weaver
* In 1977, Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Company, made the following regrettable statement: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
* Gross fact of the day: Half of the bacteria in the human mouth haven’t even been identified yet by science.
* The drug Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic, used mainly to treat infestations of worms. The people who have been helped by this medication might be surprised to learn that the drug was developed through research spurred by a fungus found growing on the golf shoe of a botanist.
* If you’re a centenarian, you might want to consider moving to New Mexico. In that state, there is a law declaring that everyone 100 and older is tax-exempt.
* Unless you were around on April 17, 1964, you may not be aware of the hullabaloo caused by the introduction of the Mustang. In Seattle, a truck driver was so distracted by a display of new Mustangs that he crashed his cement truck through the window of the dealership. In Chicago, so many people were trying to crowd into the cars in a showroom that the dealer had to lock all the vehicle doors. A dealer in New Jersey had only one Mustang, so he auctioned it off. The winner of the auction insisted on sleeping in his new car that night, just to make sure nobody else got it before his check cleared.
* Arizonans take note: Hunting camels is illegal in your state.
* If you’re like the hypothetical average person, your mouth will create 10,000 gallons of saliva over the course of your lifetime.
Thought for the day: “A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.” — General George S. Patton