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Once upon a time Life Magazine dedicated its very last page known as  Miscellaneous.

So, here is a nice find.

In 1929, Vivian Bales rode her 1929 Harley Davidson for 78 days and 5,000 miles across the country. She told the papers her motorcycle was a “key to the whole United States. (Photo by Harley-Davidson Museum). Vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles: https://bit.ly/3xa9qyO

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In celebration of one of the most lighthearted occasions of the year, here are some interesting facts about April Fool’s Day, which is celebrated every April 1:

1. While some historians speculate that April Fool’s Day dates back to 1582, the annual tradition was popularized by English pranksters in 1700 by playing practical jokes on each other.

2. In the 18th century, people in Scotland celebrated the occasion in two days. The first day involved sending phony errands, while the second one included pranks such as pinning “kick me” signs on people’s buttocks.

3. A number of movies revolve around the April Fool’s tradition, among them the 2008 horror flick “April Fool’s Day.”

4. Google has been consistent in its April Fool’s pranks. Some examples: “officially” changing its name to “Topeka” in 2010, and releasing a new product in 2011 called “Gmail Motion” that supposedly lets users send and receive e-mails using gestures. This year, the company announced the shutdown of its popular video-sharing site YouTube.

5. Last year, US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney fell for an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank, where his aides told him “We didn’t get much of a turnout this morning.” The prank also involved Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Ron Johnson, both of whom have endorsed Romney.

6. In 1998, fast food giant Burger King introduced a “Left-Handed Whopper” as an April Fool’s Day prank. The burger supposedly included the usual condiments in Burger King’s original Whopper sandwich, but these were “rotated 180 degrees” to suit left-handed customers.

7. Two years before Burger King’s prank, another fast food chain, Taco Bell, pulled a huge prank on Americans on April Fool’s Day. In full-page ads in major newspapers in the US, Taco Bell claimed it had purchased the Liberty Bell and renamed it the Taco Liberty Bell.

8. In 1976, BBC radio astronomer Patrick Moore said that at 9:47 a.m., Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, causing a gravitational alignment that would temporarily reduce Earth’s gravity. He told his listeners to jump at exactly that time to experience a strange floating sensation – which did not happen.

9. In 1957, some decades before the planetary alignment prank, BBC pulled another April Fool’s joke by reporting about "spaghetti crops." Millions were duped by the report, with many of them asking how they can grow their own spaghetti trees.

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https://news.abs-cbn.com/lifestyle/04/01/13/9-interesting-facts-about-april-fools-day

History.com
Time
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Sophia Loren in Stockholm. (1955)

Who would have known?

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One more of Sophia.

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Adult Fairy Tale—A challenge for you.

  

Once upon a time there lived a King who had the most beautiful daughter.

Butthere was a problem.  An evil wizard had put a curse on the daughter

so that everything the princess touched would melt.

 

 No matter what:

Metal, Wood, Stone. Anything she touched

would melt.

 

Because of this, men were afraid of her.

Nobody would dare marry her.

 

The King despaired. What could he do to help his daughter?

He consulted his wizards and magicians. One wizard told the King,

 

"If your daughter touches one thing that does not melt in her hands,

the curse will be broken and she will be cured."

 

The King was overjoyed and came up with a plan.

The next day, he held a competition. Any man who could bring his daughter an

object that would not melt would marry her and inherit the King's wealth.

 

THREE YOUNG PRINCESTOOK UP THE
CHALLENGE.

 

The first brought a sword of the finest steel.
But alas, when the Princess touched it, itmelted. The prince went away sadly.

 

The second prince brought diamonds. He

thought diamonds are the hardest substance

in the world and would not melt.

But alas, once the Princess touched them, they turned to liquid.He too was sent away disappointed.

 

The third prince approached. He told the Princess,

 

"Put your hand in my pocket and feel what is

in there."

 

The Princess did as she was told, thoughshe turned red. She felt

something very hard. She held it in her hand. And it did not melt!

 

The King was overjoyed.

Everybody in the kingdom was overjoyed.And the Prince married the Princess andthey both lived happily ever after.

 

 

Question:

What was in the Prince's pants?

 

Answer below, scroll down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M&Ms of course!

They melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

What on earth were you thinking?

 

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The stock market rally in 2023 has added $213 billion to the wealth of the world's top 10 billionaires

  • A strong start to the stock market this year has helped reverse some of the big losses billionaires saw in 2022.
  • So far this year, the world's top 10 billionaires added a collective $213 billion to their net worth.
  • The top billionaires include Bernard Arnault, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett.
  • If government continues down the big pharma and corporate catering path, Mount Rushmore will get refashioned as shown below.
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