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Mo Hawg - Week 36


Day 1.

      Mo’s Wonderful Thing About Getting Older for Today: If you don’t like the movie, you can go to sleep.

      Mo’s Favorite Anonymous Saying for Today: “Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.”

    Mo’s Wisdom: Foolproof systems don’t take into account the ingenuity of fools.

   Mo’s Astounding Fact for Today: The estimated weight of the planet Earth is 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 sextillion) metric tons!

   Look out!  You learned something from Mo!

   Mo’s Interesting Fact for Today:  Did you know that the Indian name of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe – a member of the Sac and Fox tribes, was “Wathahuck” meaning “bright path?”  It’s true.

Day 2.

      Mo’s Wonderful Thing About Getting Older for Today: The music in elevators seems to have improved.

   Mo’s Grandpa Wisdom for Today: Whether a man winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries.

   Mo’s Real Name for Today: Did you know that the real last name of Russian leader Joseph Stalin was “Dzugashvili” and not Stalin.  “Stalin” means “man of steel” in Russian!

   Mo’s Wisdom: You’re not as young as you used to be, but you’re not as old as you’re going to be.  So watch it!

   More Mo’s Wisdom:  No one is ever old enough to know better!

Day 3.

      Mo’s Wonderful Thing About Getting Older for Today: Saying you forgot is enough of an excuse.

   Mo’s Grandpa Wisdom for Today: Trouble in marriage often starts when a man gets so busy earning his salt that he forgets his sugar.

   Mo’s Napoleon Bonaparte Facts for Today: Napoleon Bonaparte was not born in France, even though he was one of France’s famous leaders.  He did not even come from a French family.  He was the son of an Italian nobleman and was born in Corsick, an island owned by France.  He did not even learn French until he was about ten years old!

    Mo’s Just Interesting Fact for Today: The spots on dice, dominoes and playing cards are called “pips.”  It’s true!

Day 4.

      Mo’s Wonderful Thing About Getting Older for Today: You’ve found a car mechanic you can trust!

   Mo’s Grandpa Wisdom for Today: Too many couples marry for better or for worse, but not for good.

   Mo’s New Word for Today:  What is a “plangonolgist?”  Mo knows that a plangonolgist is simply the technical term for someone who collects dolls!

   Who remembers the Pacer? The Ranger?  Who remembers the Corsair?  The Citation?  These were the four models of Edsel automobiles when they were first introduced by The Ford Motor Company for the 1958 model year.  The Edsel station wagons were called the Bermuda, the Roundup and The Villager!

   See?  You learned something today from Mo!

Day 5.

      Mo’s Wonderful Thing About Getting Older for Today:  You’ll never have to assemble another bicycle on Christmas Eve!

   Mo’s Grandpa Wisdom for Today: The bonds of matrimony are a good investment only when the interest is kept up.

   Mo’s Interesting Beatle Fact for Today: Do you know the pseudonym used by former Beatle John Lennon as the guitarist on Elton John’s recording of the tune Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds?  Mo knows.

   John Lennon used the pseudonym Dr. Winston O’Boogie on the album cover!

   Do you know what the letters in the name of the M&Ms chocolate candies stand for?  The ‘m’s” stand for Mars and Murrie…for Forrest Mars and R. Bruce Murrie, the original partners in the M&Ms business!


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