A Week of Chuckles

April 23
What if they held a meeting - and nobody came? Would nothing still get done?
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April 21
Here's how to tell if you're overcaffeinated.
The only time you're standing still is during an earthquake.
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April 18
Confucius Say...
Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine.
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April 16
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never bathed a dog.
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April 14
Thoughts On Aging
You know you're not a kid anymore when...you sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.
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April 11
Thoughts On Aging
You're having trouble remembering simple words like...
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April 07
If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 - it will.
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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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