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    Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?


    Are they afraid someone will clean them?






    Five days of the week, my body is a temple.


    The other two, it's an amusement park!






    You can't have everything, where would you put it?
















    Is it weird that one nipple is bigger


    than my other two?








    What do you get when you mix a cheetah and a hamburger?



















    Long, long ago an old Indian chief was about to die, so he called

    for Geronimo and Falling Rocks, the two bravest warriors in his  

    tribe.  The chief instructed each to go out and seek buffalo          

    skins.  Whoever returned with the most skins would be chief.      


    About a month later Geronimo came back with one hundred        

    pelts, but Falling Rocks never returned.  Even today as you drive 

    throughout the West you can see signs saying:                                 


    WATCH OUT FOR FALLING ROCKS.                                                     


















    How does a cup steal from you? He mugs you.








    When I go jogging, I listen to a portable CD player,


    so people think I've been running for 10 years.








    Only in America ... do banks leave both doors open and


    then chain the pens to the counters.








    21 October






    Nat. Pumpkin Cheese Cake Day


    Nat. Reptile Awareness Day

    Apple Day

    Count Your Buttons Day

    Babbling Day

    Celebration of the Mind Day

    Internat. Day of the Nacho

    Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders

              / Prevention Day

    Garbanzo Bean Day

    World Toy Camera Day

    Nat. Sunday School Teacher

    / Appreciation Day (3rd Sun in Oct)




    21 October


    2014 - Oscar Pistorius Convicted for 5 Years

    The South African Paralympic Champion was on trial for the

    murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was sentenced 

    to a maximum of five years for culpable homicide. He was

    released on parole for good behavior in October 2015.

    However, in December 2015, South Africa's Supreme Court of

    Appeal upgraded the charges to murder and found him guilty of



    1983 - The 17th General Conference on Weights and

                 Measures Ends

    The conference passed a resolution defining a meter as the

    distance traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of

    about three hundred millionth of a second. Before this, the

    meter or metre was assigned several different definitions. In

    1793, it was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance

    between the Earth's Equator and the North Pole. In 1960, it

    was once again redefined by the 11th General Conference of

    Weights and Measures as equal to “1650763,73 wavelengths

    in vacuum of the radiation corresponding to the transition

    between the levels 2p10 and 5d5 of the krypton 86 atom.”


    1969 - Coup in Somalia

    Siad Barre staged a military coup against the government the

    day after the death of Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, the then

    president of Somalia.


    1959 - The Guggenheim Opens its Doors

    The Guggenheim Museum displays works from some of the

    world’s most celebrated and sought-after contemporary artists.

    Situated in the Manhattan area of New York, the museum was

    first opened in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting.

    It was then named the Guggenheim Museum in 1952, after the

    death of the founder of the foundation that runs it, Solomon R.

    Guggenheim. The current museum building was designed by

    American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and was opened to

    public on this day.


    1943 - Provisional Government of Free India Declared by

                 Subhas Chandra Bose

    Bose, an exiled Indian nationalist and a key figure in the Indian

    Independence Movement declared the creation of Azad Hind

    or Free India during a mass rally in Singapore. Netaji (leader),

    as he was fondly called by his followers, was unanimously

    declared as the Head of State, Prime Minister, and Minister for

    War of the new government. The government-in-exile did not

    have any territory to govern until Japan gave them the

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands, occupied by the Japanese in

    1942, to run. A few days later after declaring the existence of

    Azad Hind, the provisional government joined the Second

    World War by declaring war on the Allies.





    1986 - Natalee Holloway

    American missing person


    1980 - Kim Kardashian

    American model, actress


    1956 - Carrie Fisher

    American actress, screenwriter, author


    1949 - Benjamin Netanyahu

    Israeli politician, 9th Prime Minister of Israel


    1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    English poet, philosopher





    2014 - Gough Whitlam

    Australian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia


    2012 - George McGovern

    American politician, historian, author


    2003 - Elliott Smith

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist


    1969 - Jack Kerouac

    American author, poet


    1805 - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

    English Admiral





    Did you know?

    Reindeer - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    Home ownership in America - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?




































































































    .         :thankyou:          .


    1. Show previous comments  3 more
    2. droughtquake



      Obviously, SpaceX should have consulted with the Australian Space Agency when they were designing their reusable booster rockets…  ;–)

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      International Day of the Nacho? Now I want some.  :gikkle:


      During the 2011 London riots, the looting and vandalism was almost totally avoided by bookshops. One man said his store would probably stay open during the unrest, stating: "If they stole some books, they might actually learn something."

    4. Puppilull


      Mama possum - unending patience. 


      I'd like to make a joke on mall rats, but I can't think of any... 😆

  2. @Brucie


    Hi Brucie, welcome to GA. Since you say you like all genres, everything and anything here should be of interest to you. You have already given out your first like (reaction point), which is more than some who have been here over a decade have done. Get involved or just read and enjoy yourself, what ever makes you happy.

    I do want to wish you a very Happy 79th Birthday and that you had an awesome day.


    Take care





    The Miss Universe pageant is fixed.


    All the winners are from Earth.








    Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.


















    What did the hurricane say to the palm tree?



    Better hold onto your nuts because this is no ordinary blowjob.








    As I watched the dog chasing his tail I thought


    "Dogs are easily amused",


    then I realized I was watching the dog chasing his tail.



















    The policeman arrived at the scene of an accident to find that a

    car had struck a telephone pole. Searching for witnesses, he     

    discovered a pale, nervous young man in work clothes who        

    claimed he was an eyewitness.                                                           


    "Exactly where were you at the time of the accident?" inquired   

    the officer.                                                                                               


    "Sir," exclaimed the telephone lineman, "I was at the top of the   



















    What has a head, a tail, and no body?


    A coin!








    A memorandum is written not to inform


    the reader, but to protect the writer.








    Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.









    20 October






    Nat. Youth Confidence Day

    Nat. Sweetest Day (3rd Sat in Oct)


    Nat. Brandied Fruit Day

    Internat. Independent Video

             / Store Day (3rd Sat in Oct)

    Birth of the Bab

    Bridge Day (3rd Sat in Oct)

    I Love Yarn Day (Sat of 2nd full

                                          / week in Oct)

    Internat. Sloth Day

    Miss American Rose Day

    Nat. Call-in Day for Health Reform

    Nat. Suspenders Day

    Internat. Day of the Air Traffic

              / Controller

    World Osteoporosis Day



    20 October


    2011 - Muammar Gaddafi is Captured

    The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is captured

    by the National Transitional Council Forces. He was killed by

    the troops soon after.


    1982 - Luzhniki Disaster

    A stampede during a UEFA Cup soccer (football) match

    between Dutch club Haarlem and the Moscovian football club,

    Spartak at the Lenin Stadium in Moscow left about 60 people



    1973 - Sydney Opera House Opens its Doors

    The iconic building, which was declared as a World Heritage

    Site by UNESCO, was designed by Danish architect Jørn

    Oberg Utzon. Construction on the performing arts center began

    in March 1959 and cost over $100 million.


    1968 - Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis

    Former American first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, married

    Greek shipping magnet, Aristotle Onassis


    1962 - War Breaks Out Between India and China

    The month-long border dispute began after the Chinese

    launched a two-pronged attack on the border between the two

    countries. During the duration of hostilities, China and India did

    not officially declare war on each other nor cut off any

    diplomatic ties. The conflict ended with China taking control of

    Aksai Chin and both countries accepting a de facto border

    along what is now known as Line of Control.





    1971 - Snoop Dogg

    American rapper, producer, actor


    1958 - Viggo Mortensen

    American actor


    1950 - Tom Petty

    American singer-songwriter, musician


    1931 - Mickey Mantle

    American baseball player


    1859 - John Dewey

    American philosopher, psychologist





    2011 - Muammar Gaddafi

    Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya


    1984 - Paul Dirac

    English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate


    1964 - Herbert Hoover

    American politician, 31st President of the United States


    1950 - Henry L. Stimson

    American statesman, lawyer, politician


    1890 - Richard Francis Burton

    English soldier, geographer, diplomat





    Did you know?

    Switzerland invasion of Liechstenstein - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?






    Did you know?

    People Raised in Warmer Climates are Friendlier - WTF Fun Fact







































































    .           :thankyou:          .


    1. Show previous comments  6 more
    2. Ivor Slipper

      Ivor Slipper


      Nat. Suspenders Day


      I've been hanging on waiting for today to arrive. :)

    3. Puppilull


      I think Lucas would say the moose in Sweden are pretty invincible too. Though I doubt he holds a grudge, since that's how he met Joel. ;)


      As for the impact of cold climates on people... I'll let you the the judge of that. 

    4. droughtquake



      I think Lucas would say the moose in Sweden are pretty invincible too. Though I doubt he holds a grudge, since that's how he met Joel. ;)


      As for the impact of cold climates on people... I'll let you the the judge of that. 

      @Puppilull, I’ll be able to make a better decision after you’ve sent me my own Joel…  ;–)

  4. @Milind


    Hi Milind. Okay, this time I really can say I have no idea what to say about you. There is 0 on your page. On the positive side, you did stop by in August, so maybe you will continue to pop in. Browse our story selections, something there is bound to catch your fancy. You have nothing to loose and every thing to gain.


    I want to wish you a Happy 20th Birthday, your first non teenager party. Welcome to your next decade. Be seeing you (I hope).


    Take care


  5. sandrewn

    Inspirational Quotes

    If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values; they're hobbies. -Jon Stewart sandrewn


    However lonely you feel, you're never alone.


    There are literally millions of bugs, mites and bacteria


    living in your house.








    My birth certificate was a letter of apology


    that my dad got from the condom company…






    Dear Week, I'm so over you.                                


    I'm leaving you for your best friend, Weekend.


    Don't try to find us for at least 2 days.               














    Every 60 seconds in Africa, a minute passes.






    Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars,


    but check when you say the paint is wet?





    20+ Hilariously Amusing Unexpected Fails

    Everyone makes mistakes. Some make mistakes privately on a small scale, others mess up big time. And these mistakes are often amusing because everyone but the management can see them.


    Ever seen an inappropriate road sign? Almost everyone sees it, laughs at it, and shares it on social media. However it still never reaches the management and thus it continues to stay. Similarly we see hilarious signs in supermarket that are known to all the shoppers but none of the workers see them. or maybe they simply choose to ignore them. Whatever the case, they’re seriously hilarious.

    In this post we have listed up photos of more than 20 amusing and unexpected fails that exist all around us.



    #6 - This is why punctuation is important










    When Ruthie's grandson Jordan was 5, he always told everyone

     he wanted to be a doctor when he grew up. One day he was        

    running through the house and into the corner of a chair and     

     hurt his eye. He cried for a while and kept saying, "Oh no, oh no,

    now I can't be a doctor when I grow up."                                           


    Ruth assured him he could still be a doctor and Jordan kept       

    telling her he couldn't. Finally she asked, "Why can't you be a     



    Holding one hand over his eye, Jordan said, "Because now I will

    have to be a pirate!"                                                                              














    Why does night fall but never break and day break but never fall?






    Constipated people don't give a crap.








    19 October






    Nat. Seafood Bisque Day

    Nat. Mammography Day (3rd

                                                 / Fri in Oct)

    Nat. Kentucky Day


    Nat. LGBT Center Awareness Day

    Dress Like a Dork Day

    Evaluate Your Life Day

    World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

    New Friends Day (obs annually on

    / Jul 19th, Oct 19th and Jan 19th)

    Rainforest Day

    World Student Day (3rd Fri in Oct)



    19 October


    2005 - Trial of Saddam Hussein Begins

    The Iraqi Special Tribunal started the trial of deposed President

    of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and 7 other defendants for crimes

    against humanity. Hussein, who was the fifth President of Iraq

    was found guilty and was executed by hanging a year later on

    December 30, 2006.


    1954 - Cho Oyu Scaled for the First Time in Recorded


    The 6th highest mountain peak in the world, Cho Oyu is part of

    the Himalayan mountain range and lies on the Nepal-China

    border. It was scaled by Nepalese Pasang Dawa Lama and

    Austrians Joseph Jöchler and Herbert Tichy.


    1950 - Battle of Chamdo (Qamdo) Ends

    Also known as the Liberation of Tibet in China, the war

    between China and Tibet began on October 6, when Chinese

    military forces under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping entered

    the country from Sichuan. At the end of the battle, the Chinese

    had taken over the border city of Chamdo. The battle was the

    starting point for negotiations between the two countries over

    the status of Tibet.


    1943 - Streptomycin is Discovered

    The miracle antibiotic that became the first line of offense

    against tuberculosis in the mid 20th century was isolated for

    the first time by graduate student Albert Schatz while working

    under Selman Abraham Waksman at Rutgers University.

    Schatz later sued Waksman to gain a portion of the profits and

    notoriety which came from the discovery. Waksman eventually

    received the Nobel Prize for the achievement. However, there

    was controversy as the award went to Waksman only.


    1914 - First Battle of Ypres

    Part of the Battle of Flanders during the First World War, the

    First Battle of Ypres was fought in the Belgian city of Ypres. It

    was fought between German forces on one side and the

    Belgian, French and British troops on the other. Fighting

    continued until November 22, when harsh weather forced the

    two sides to take a break from the hostilities.





    1962 - Evander Holyfield

    American boxer


    1958 - Michael Steele

    American politician, 7th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland


    1946 - Philip Pullman

    English author


    1945 - John Lithgow

    American actor


    1944 - Peter Tosh

    Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist





    1893 - Lucy Stone

    American activist


    1813 - Józef Poniatowski

    Polish general


    1745 - Jonathan Swift

    Irish author


    1682 - Thomas Browne

    English author


    1216 - John, King of England





    Did you know?

    Breakup - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    The only underwater submarine vs submarine battle - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    The longest prison sentence - WTF Fun Fact






























































































    .         :thankyou:          .



    1. Show previous comments  5 more
    2. Puppilull


      That was a hefty sentence! Why not go for life in prison instead?

    3. sandrewn




      That was a hefty sentence! Why not go for life in prison instead?




      The longest prison sentence - WTF Fun Fact



      I think the key word there was 'Members of the Thai royal family'. There is a sort of happy ending to all of this?!?!



      World's longest sentence for corporate fraud according to Guinness World Records 2006. She defrauded more than 16,000 Thais in a pyramid scheme worth $204 million at the time.[2] However, the Thai law of the time specified that those convicted of fraud could not serve more than twenty years in prison, and she was released after only eight.




      FYI, the actual sentence was 141,675 years, not the mere 141,078 mentioned above:gikkle:.


    4. sandrewn




      The only underwater submarine vs submarine battle - WTF Fun Fact


      The German submarine U-864 was a Type IXD2 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in World War II. She departed from Kiel on 5 December 1944 on her last mission, to transport to Japan a large quantity of mercury and parts and engineering drawings for German jet fighters. While returning to Bergen, Norway to repair a misfiring engine, the U-864 was detected and sunk on 9 February 1945 by the British submarine HMS Venturer, killing all 73 on board. It is the only documented instance in the history of naval warfare where one submarine intentionally sank another while both were submerged.




  7. @mberry


    Hi mberry.  Your page shows a blank, but that is not a true picture. You have given out 10 reaction points. So that means you have affected some people here at GA. Silently perhaps, but visibly none the less, thank you for that.

    I want to wish you a Happy 35th Birthday and hope your celebration was a happy one.


    Take care


  8. @chris191070


    Hello chris191070. I recall when you first joined, you said that you really wanted to be a part of GA. I think you have accomplished your goal. In the time you have been here, you have averaged over 2 posts and/or comments each day. Even more impressive are your reaction points given, over 14,000+ which averages out at 25 or more a day!! You are an important part of this sites' well being, thank you.


    I want to wish you a very Happy 48th Birthday and hope your party was a good one.


    Take care


    1. Thirdly


      @chris191070 Yeah, happy birthday!

    2. droughtquake


      One of my favorite people here on GA! Happy birthday! (But I feel sooooo old!)  ;–)

    3. chris191070


      Thank you 😊 



    Where do sick boats go to get healthy?


    To the dock!






    Whenever you get mad, just think of a t-rex


    trying to masturbate.






    I get plenty of exercise -


    jumping to conclusions,

    pushing my luck,             

    and dodging deadlines. 












    Sex takes up the least amount of time and


    causes the most amount of trouble.           






    Virginity is like a soap bubble,


    one prick and it is gone.
















    Officers at a military installation were being lectured about a    

    new computer. The training officer said the computer was able

    to withstand nuclear and chemical attacks.                                   


    Suddenly, he saw that one of the officers had a cup of coffee    

    and yelled, "There will be no eating or drinking in this room!     

    You'll have to get rid of that coffee."                                                 


    The officer said meekly, "Sure, but why?"                                        


    "Because a coffee spill could ruin the keyboard."                          















    Do not take life too seriously.


    You will never get out of it alive.








    I'm not crazy; I've just been in a bad mood for the last ten years.










    18 October






    Nat. Chocolate Cupcake Day

    Get to Know Your Customers Day

                  / (3rd Thu of each quarter)

    Nat. No Beard Day


    Nat. Get Smart About Credit Day

                                 / (3rd Thu in Oct)

    Conflict Resolution Day

    Internat. Credit Union Day

    Spirit Day (3rd Thu in Oct)

    World Menopause Day



    18 October


    2007 - Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan

    The former Prime Minister of Pakistan and daughter of Zulfikar

    Ali Bhutto, the 9th PM of Pakistan, Benazir returned to

    Pakistan after living 8 years in London and Dubai in a self-

    imposed exile. Two months later she was assassinated in a

    bombing while campaigning for the forthcoming elections.


    1998 - Jesse Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria Kills Over 200

    The oil pipeline, which was owned by the Nigerian National

    Petroleum Corporation, was situated just outside the city of

    Lagos. Over 200 people died in the resulting fire that raged for

    6 days before it could be put out.


    1967 - First Space Probe to Enter the Atmosphere of

                 Another Planet

    The Soviet Probe Venera 4 entered Venus’ atmosphere and

    sent back information to Earth for about 90 minutes before it

    lost contact. When Venera 7 landed on Venus a few years

    later, it became the first probe to land on another planet.


    1867 - Alaska Becomes a Part of the United States

    US had purchased the large and sparsely populated territory of

    Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. The purchase was not

    seen as a positive acquirement by many American citizens

    who believed that adding Alaska to the US’s territory was a

    waste of taxpayers’ money. Many called the act, Seward's folly

    after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who was

    responsible for making the purchase. Alaska was admitted to

    the Union as a state in 1959. October 18 is annually celebrated

    as Alaska Day in Alaska.


    1851 - Moby Dick is Published for the First Time

    The epic written by American novelist, Herman Melville, is

    about a sailor's obsession with tracking down and killing an

    elusive whale that took his leg in a previous encounter. The

    book was published as The Whale in London for the first time

    and then a month later as Moby Dick in the United States. It is

    thought to be one of the best works of fiction written in modern






    1987 - Zac Efron

    American actor, singer


    1984 - Lindsey Vonn

    American skier


    1960 - Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Belgian martial artist, actor, director


    1921 - Jesse Helms

    American politician


    1919 - Pierre Trudeau

    Canadian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada





    1973 - Leo Strauss

    German/American philosopher


    1931 - Thomas Edison

    American businessman, invented the light bulb, phonograph


    1871 - Charles Babbage

    English mathematician, engineer, invented the Difference



    1744 - Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough


    1541 - Margaret Tudor

    English wife of James IV of Scotland





    Did you know?

    How a Japanese man saved 1000s of Jews - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    Lack of Education - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    China’s One Child Policy - WTF Fun Fact








































































    .         :thankyou:         .




    1. Show previous comments  6 more
    2. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      @droughtquake Hey! I already gave my 2 cents on Sugihara!  :o

    3. droughtquake


      @Page Scrawler And I was putting my 2¢ together while you were doing that!  ;–)

    4. Puppilull


      Maybe the women shortage in China (and perhaps other places too) will make the people value women more. Unless all those single men don't resort to violence and destroy everything... 

  10. Hi gaywaynenative27. Let me start by saying that I am glad that you are using GA for what it was intended for, reading stories. 32 followed stories and 2 followed authors are a respectable number. Even thought there is nothing listed for activity, that is not quite true. You have given out 4 likes and I (personally) think those should count as activity. Please carry on as before, but if you should feel the urge to also add a comment or post, try it/them you might find you enjoy it and continue doing so. Either way, I for one am glad that you are a member here.

    I want to wish you a Happy 30th Birthday, now that number (30) deserves a really big celebration and I hope you did. Best wishes going your way.


    Take care




    Why didn't the skeleton go to prom?


    Cause he had 'no body' to dance with.






    If I tell you I'm thinking about you, don't get too excited,


    because I'm also thinking about nachos.














    What did the paper clip say to the magnet?


    I find you very attractive.






    Kids asked if they could do something & I said yes


    so my wife lowered my security clearance & now


    I'm not authorized to make those decisions





    20+ Hilariously Amusing Unexpected Fails

    Everyone makes mistakes. Some make mistakes privately on a small scale, others mess up big time. And these mistakes are often amusing because everyone but the management can see them.


    Ever seen an inappropriate road sign? Almost everyone sees it, laughs at it, and shares it on social media. However it still never reaches the management and thus it continues to stay. Similarly we see hilarious signs in supermarket that are known to all the shoppers but none of the workers see them. or maybe they simply choose to ignore them. Whatever the case, they’re seriously hilarious.

    In this post we have listed up photos of more than 20 amusing and unexpected fails that exist all around us.



    #5 - The condition has got me confused










    How does a man show he's planning for the future?


    He buys two cases of beer instead of one.






    Diet Coke: Making people feel better about ordering


    two Big Macs and a large fry since 1982.















    Sorry I didn't text you back, but my phone recognized your number.







    Zebras are just horses that escaped from prison.








    16 October






    Nat. Liqueur Day

    Nat. Dictionary Day

    Global Cat Day

    Dept. Store Day

    Boss's Day (16 Oct, but if on a

    / weekend, then closest workday)

    Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity (3rd

                            / Tue in Oct)


    Nat. Pharmacy Technician Day (3rd

                            / Tue in Oct)

    World Food Day

    Nat. Cut Up Your Credit Card Day

    Information Overload Day (3rd Tue

                                              / in Oct)

    Nat. Learn a Word Day

    Nat. Face Your Fears Day (3rd Tue

                                            / in Oct)

    Steve Jobs Day

    World Spine Day



    16 October


    1986 - First Person to Scale all Eight-Thousanders

    Italian Mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, scaled the Lhotse, in

    Nepal. It is the world’s 4th tallest peak, and it is one of the 14

    eight-thousanders – mountains that are more than 8000 meters

    above sea level.


    1978 - First Non-Italian to Win the Papacy since 1523

    Karol Józef Wojtyła, the Archbishop of Kraków, won the papal

    elections that were held after his predecessor Pope John Paul I

    died after only 33 days in office. As Pope, Wojtyła took on the

    name of John Paul II. He was the second-longest serving pope

    in modern history, after Pope Pius IX, who was in office for over

    31 years.


    1964 - First Chinese Nuclear Test

    Code named Chic-1 or 596, the 22 kiloton uranium fission

    device was dropped at Lop Nur. With this test, China became

    the fifth nuclear power state in the World. The other four are

    the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, and France.

    Israel is thought to have nuclear weapons, however, they do

    not publicly admit the fact.


    1945 - Food and Agriculture Organization established

    The Food and Agriculture Organization, popularly known as the

    FAO was established in Quebec City, Canada.


    1923 - The Walt Disney Company is Founded

    A leader in the international entertainment industry, the

    company was created by brothers Walt and Roy as the Disney

    Brothers Cartoon Studio. Today, the company is synonymous

    with cartoon and animated movies and characters.





    1977 - John Mayer

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer


    1974 - Paul Kariya

    Canadian ice hockey player


    1925 - Angela Lansbury

    English/American actress, singer


    1888 - Eugene O'Neill

    American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate


    1886 - David Ben-Gurion

    Israeli politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel





    2011 - Dan Wheldon

    English race car driver


    1981 - Moshe Dayan

    Israeli general, politician, 5th Minister of Foreign Affairs for



    1951 - Liaquat Ali Khan

    Indian/Pakistani lawyer, politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan


    1793 - Marie Antoinette

    Austrian wife of Louis XVI of France


    1791 - Grigory Potemkin

    Russian military leader, politician






    17 October






    Medical Assistants Recognition

    / Day (Wed of 3rd week in Oct)

    Nat. Edge Day

    Nat. Pasta Day

    Nat. Mulligan Day

    Nat. Take Your Parents to Lunch

    / Day (changes annually)

    Black Poetry Day

    Hagfish Day (3rd Wed in Oct)

    Support Your Local Chamber of

    / Commerce Day (3rd Wed in Oct)

    Nat. Fossil Day (Wed of 2nd full

    / week in Oct)


    Bra Day USA (3rd Wed in Oct)

    Internat. Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Four Prunes Day

    Love Your Body Day (3rd Wed in Oct)

    Wear Something Gaudy Day

    Spreadsheet Day

    World Trauma Day



    17 October


    1989 - Loma Prieta Earthquake Rocks California

    Santa Cruz County was the most affected by the 6.9 magnitude

    earthquake. About 60 people died as a result of falling

    buildings and landslides. It was the first major earthquake on

    the San Andreas fault since the 1906 San Francisco



    1973 - OPEC Declares Oil Embargo

    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries or

    OPEC led by Arab countries declared an oil embargo on any

    country that supported Israel during the Yom Kippur War, which

    was fought between Israel and a coalition of Arab states. The

    embargo led to a massive oil shortage and had long-lasting

    economic effects in the United States and Europe. The

    embargo was lifted in March 1974.


    1956 - Bobby Fischer Wins the Game of the Century

    The chess match between 13-year old Fischer and Donald

    Byrne took place at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City.


    1861 - Cullin-la-Ringo Massacre

    In what is thought to be the largest massacre of white settlers

    by Australian aborigines, the killings occurred after a group of

    settlers from Victoria led by politician Horatio Wills, set up a

    camp at Cullin-la-Ringo, which is located in present-day

    Central Queensland. 19 people were killed during the



    1814 - London Beer Flood

    Vats of beer at the Meux and Company Brewery burst, flooding

    city streets with 610,000 liters of beer. The almost 15 feet tall

    wave of porter killed 8 people, some of whom were gathered

    for a funeral.





    1979 - Kimi Räikkönen

    Finnish race car driver


    1972 - Eminem

    American rapper, producer, actor


    1938 - Evel Knievel

    American motorcycle stuntman


    1912 - Pope John Paul I


    1817 - Syed Ahmad Khan

    Indian educator, politician





    1967 - Puyi

    Emperor of China


    1965 - Bart King

    American cricketer


    1937 - J. Bruce Ismay

    English businessman


    1868 - Laura Secord

    Canadian war heroine


    1849 - Frédéric Chopin

    Polish pianist, composer






    Did you know?

    From King to Prime Minister - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    It only takes a few seconds for people to like you - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    Rats will help their distressed friends - WTF Fun Fact


















































































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    1. Show previous comments  7 more
    2. droughtquake


      Must be a lingering vestige of the era of ‘Do no evil.’

    3. Puppilull


      Sneaky Simeon! If you can't beat them, join them!

    4. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      I'm glad to see the modern spider has eight legs.

  12. Hello Bxr_Brf_Dude. You started off here with a bang and nothing since. I do hope you come back, this place will grow on you, it did for me. Give us a chance, you have nothing to loose and everything to gain.

    I want to wish you a Happy 48th Birthday and hope you had a great party.


    Take care


  13. @mlw @MLW19521017 


    Hello there. If there are two of you that is okay. If not, you have to cancel one of them, only 1 allowed per member. Just ask one of the staff and they will help you to do it, but do it asap. I do hope you stick around, this a great place to be a part of. I look forward to hearing from you.

    I want to wish you a Happy 66th Birthday and hope that you had a wonderful day. My best to you.


    Take care


    1. droughtquake


      What an amazing coincidence!  ;–)

  14. sandrewn

    Inspirational Quotes

    We are born in one day. We die in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day. -Unknown sandrewn
  15. I allowed myself to be distracted with a family situation and of course I pushed that tripled be damned key once again. I was 2 jokes away from posting, I guess the joke is on me. Everything was once more transported to Never Never land (gone). I admit defeat for this morning. I will double post, late tonight.




    1. Puppilull


      Quite reasonable distraction.

    2. sandrewn



      Quite reasonable distraction.





      I broke my own rule. If something comes up, STOP the update. Minimize it and put it aside until I can totally concentrate on it and nothing else. I didn't do that and I got zonked. Hopefully the next time (and there will, for sure be a next time), I will follow my own rule (fingers crossed).






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