Saturday, September 25, 2010

More Tidbits from Conferences and Speaking

Whenever I’m speaking or attending conferences, I jot down interesting tidbits that people say or give me. Here are some recent ones:

Nothing happened in Great Britain or any of its possessions (including America) from September 3 through September 13, 1752. People weren’t bored out of their minds, it’s just that those dates never occurred. The reason being that Great Britain changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar and the date went from September 2, the last day before the change, to September 14 on the new calendar.

A man donated things to a garage sale and his wife went and bought them all back.

Quoted from W. Somerset Maughan: There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no knows what they are.

How do you know your wrinkle cream works if you don’t have wrinkles?

An older couple went off on a SKI holiday: Spending Kids Inheritance.

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