Tim's Tidbits: Einstein never learned to drive
Holy mackerel would include the tuna, albacore and the bonito. Not the holy part, per se, but the mackerel.
If the volcano is submerged it's an atoll.
A lobster's body has 19 parts. That's more than the puzzle I just completed.
When 10 segments or so accumulate on the end of a rattler's tail, they begin to fall off. Because of this, that is not the best way to accurately guess their age. Some have noted it is a good way, much like the rings of a tree or my uncle's stomach.
Let's get this straight. Henry Ford did not invent the automobile.
Somehow, seven elephants and bears survived the Titanic ordeal. Didn't see that in the movie.
It was burnt bread that was placed in a Roman's drink. Thus became the toast.
The first woman on an airplane was probably earlier than you think. If you said 1908, you win the luggage. But, why so early in the progression of flight? She, or a woman named Hart Berg, took a two-minute flight with Wilber Wright.
Chicken pox has nothing to do with chickens and yet, the book of Genesis mentions chickens but not the egg. Hmmm.
Helen Keller was not born deaf, dumb and blind. A fever caused that.
If it's chirping, it's a male cricket. If it's belching and rolling around naked, it's my uncle.
As best as I can see, two presidents, who held their top spots at the same time, were also born in the same state. Now, follow me on this. President Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States and President Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate States of America. Both were born in Kentucky. That's an item not seen or heard all the time.
For the last time, Leap Years do not occur every four years.
Do not blame humans for the extinction of the dodo. Most likely culprits were pigs and monkeys. They loved the eggs.
For most of the life of the Earth, the poles were ice free.
Tears do not flow in space.
As for bones, they are not white. We see them that way because they are cleaned up a bit.
Alexander Graham Bell could play music by ear but it looked stupid and really hurt.
He may have been a genius but he never learned how to drive. He was Albert Einstein. Maybe he was on to something.
Note: I had a column like this for years in newspapers in the Midwest and they are culled from a wide variety of sources and my own mind. Enjoy, and yes, they can sometimes take on a life of their own. For more, head to my site, http://www.obriennewsservice.com