Strange but True

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver — * It’s still not known who made the following sage observation: “Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” * You probably won’t be surprised to learn that 92 percent of teens say that they use social media — the only question […]

Strange but true

• It was 19th-century Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov who made the following sage observation: “Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.” • If you suffer from galeophobia you’re certainly not alone; Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film “Jaws” may have popularized the fear of sharks, but it […]

April trivia test

1. GAMES: How many dots are on a pair of standard dice? 2. GEOGRAPHY: The Tropic of Capricorn crosses three continents. What are they? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state capital is the only one that ends in the letter “x”? 4. MUSIC: The song “Getting to Know You” appears in what movie or play? 5. […]

Horoscopes for April

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Your intuition will be right on. Follow your feelings in matters pertaining to financial investments. It’s time to deal with institutional environments, government agencies and matters of a private nature. You need to take a break with the ones you love. You can come up with solutions to the problems responsible […]

Strange but true

• It was President Franklin Roosevelt who made the following sage observation: “Government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.” • Are you a ceraunophiliac? If so, Central Florida, is the place to live. The area between Tampa Bay on the peninsula’s west coast and Cape Canaveral on the east coast is […]

March Trivia

1. GEOGRAPHY: What river flows through the Grand Canyon? 2. MUSIC: Who sang the pop hit “School’s Out”? 3. LANGUAGE: What is the subject studied in zythology? 4. MOVIES: In “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” what kind of creature was Jim Carrey looking for? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of ants called? 6. MATH: […]

Horoscopes for March

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Use discretion, especially if involved with someone from work. Do not trust others with important information. Deception is probable if you don’t use discrimination. Try to enlist the help of those you trust in order to fulfill the demands being made of you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on […]

Strange but true

• When you were in school, you may have had to memorize the names of all 50 states. You probably weren’t taught, though, that fully half of those names are derived from the languages of the continent’s native peoples. • The declarations that the physical book is dead have been overstated (as I’ve always maintained). In […]

Trivia for February

1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the largest desert in the world? 2. MOVIES: Which one of the Seven Dwarfs wears glasses in Disney’s “Snow White” animated film? 3. HISTORY: When did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court? 4. LANGUAGE: What is a xenophobic person afraid of? 5. TECHNOLOGY: What search […]

Horoscopes for January

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Take your time; do not make any decisions in haste. You might not be as reserved on an emotional level as you’d like. You will be encouraged to get involved in a moneymaking venture. You mustn’t give too much to your children. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. […]