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Impersonating a pilot:

August 27, 2020

If you want to get priority boarding on an airplane, try becoming a pilot. Or, as in Rajan Mahbubani’s case, try dressing up as one. Mahbubani, who is from New Delhi, India, successfully pulled this trick numerous times, which enabled him to enjoy many airline perks. He finally got caught when trying to board a…

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Playful feline:

August 26, 2020

Ahmet Selki of Istanbul, Turkey, used a cat’s antics for inspiration in his job, which is helping to care for homeless pets. Selki noticed a stray cat hovering around the store window of a dress shop. The cat did not seem interested in the clothing, but rather with the colorful decorative balls on the floor…

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Lost and found:

August 25, 2020

If a beloved pet in Shanghai, China, goes missing, the owner can call Sun Jinren to help with the search. He has been in business for a few years and has had a great success rate. That’s because his team follows leads by using technology like heat detectors and thermal imaging cameras. The team examines…

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Cool abode:

August 25, 2020

Will Breaux is living in his dream home. But his idea of a dream home probably is not the same as many other people’s. Breaux built his home out of 11 shipping containers stacked to make a three-story dwelling. His place has become known as the “Container House of McGowen” because it is located on…

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Clean water:

August 14, 2020

In a city in Japan, colorful koi fish swim in the drain channels that border the streets. The city of Shimabara is located on Kyushu Island. The water is exceptionally clean in these drain channels because of an earthquake that happened over two centuries ago. The quake caused freshwater springs to gush. In more recent…

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Quoteable Quotes

Quoteable Quote

“Things are always at their best in the beginning.” —Blaise Pascal

Quoteable Quote

“Nothing is so inexorable as a promise to your pride.” —Beryl Markham

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Did You Know

Don’t touch!

August 26, 2020

A fruit that grows on coasts in the Caribbean is called the manchineel. It looks something like a small, green apple, but don’t be tempted! All parts of the plant are toxic, including its sap, which causes blisters if touched. 

Week of August 24, 2020

August 25, 2020

Customer: “Do you honor any credit cards?” Clerk: “Oh, we honor them all, but we only take cash.”   Why is it that your nose runs, but your feet smell? What happens once in a minute and twice in a moment but never in a decade? The letter “m.” First fisherman: “Is this lake any…

On the Lighter Side

For the Week of July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

Why is “abbreviation” such a long word? Can you name three consecutive days without using the words “Wednesday,” “Friday,” or “Sunday”? Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

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