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Mo Hawg - Week 6
Mo’s Trivia Question for
Today: Two things happened on January 16, 1935. Do you know what they
On January 16, 1935, outlaw Ma Barker died. On January 16, 1935 auto
racer A.J. Foyt was born!
Mo’s Wisdom: Love shortens time and charms the hours. Love is
invincible. Many waters cannot quench it, nor the floods drown. The
supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Mo’s Interesting But True Presidential Trivia for Today: What President
furnished the White House in Washington with things he bought at an
auction of possessions that had once belonged to the executed Queen Marie
It was United States President James Monroe!
Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: There is a chemical that is radioactive
that most of us live with. What is it?
Think! Give up?
If you have a smoke detector in your home or office, you have some
“americium-241” near where you work and live. It is a radioactive
Mo is proud he can spell isotope.
Mo’s Wisdom: The ones whom you should try to get even with are the ones
who have helped you.
Mo’s Presidential Trivia For Today: Did you know that President Thomas
Jefferson was the first American President to shake hands with his
guests. He just did not like the stiff bowing that had gone on before.
It’s true, as well, that Thomas Jefferson was the Democratic-Republican
President who authored the statute for Virginia on religious freedom!
Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: Most of us love peanut butter. Most of
us know that sometimes you get a little bit stuck to the roof of your
mouth. If that really frightens you, what is the word that describes it?
If you are terrified of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your
mouth, you suffer from “arachiburyrophobia.”
Say that with peanut butter in your mouth!
Mo’s Chinese Proverb Wisdom for Today: Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend’s forehead.
Mo’s Presidential Trivia for Today: Did you know that it was Abraham
Lincoln who began the tradition of observing Thanksgiving on the last
Thursday in November? Officially, Thanksgiving was proclaimed by Lincoln
Mo’s Wisdom: Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their
echoes are truly endless.
Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: Most of us know that Amelia Earhart
tried to fly around the world in 1937…and disappeared. Not many of us
know the name of the navigator who accompanied Earhart. Do you? Who was
Mo knows that Fred Noonan was the navigator on that 1937 flight with
Amelia Earhart…and Mr. Noonan disappeared too.
Mo’s Marjorie Holmes Wisdom for Today: The man who treasures his
friends is usually solid gold himself.
Mo’s Presidential Trivia for Today: Did you know that Woodrow Wilson
officially proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day? He did.
Did you hear about the flying saucer that landed in downtown Pavo last
The alien landed in the middle of the sidewalk. Immediately a Pavo
policeman rushes over to the alien and says, “You can’t park that thing
here. Go find a legal spot.”
The alien looks up and says, “Take me to your meter.”
Earl Ray sent this one to us. He says it really happened in New Elm.
Wiley B. was a famous New Elm scientist who was thought to be creating
replicas of himself in his laboratory in the barn. This was making the
people of New Elm nervous, so they gathered whatever they could and
proceeded down the road to confront Wiley B.
Mary B. had a box of pens. Ben had a big pile of books and Roy and a
few of his farmer friends had heavy sacks of wheat slung over their
When they got to Wiley B.’s barn, they found dozens and dozens of
replicas of Wiley B. The townsfolk set upon them, killing Wiley B.’s
creations right and left. Mary B. poked them to death with her pens. Ben
clobbered them with his books and the farmers were hitting them with the
sacks of wheat.
In just a few minutes, the folks collapsed in exhaustion, their work
Imagine their dismay when they saw Wiley B. jump into his car. The
farmers tried to heave their bags of wheat toward the car…but the bags
broke open harmlessly and Wiley B. made his getaway. As he drove by, they
could hear him yell, “Bics and tomes may break my clones, but grains will
never harm me!”
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