A Week of Chuckles

August 20
What is green and pecks on trees?
Woody the Wood Pickle.

August 18
What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?
A: The letter M

August 15
Who earns a living by driving his customers away?
A taxi driver.

August 13
What do you get when you cross a cow and a lawnmower?
A lawnmooer.

August 11
Why do hummingbirds hum?
Because they donít know the words.funology.com/

August 11
Why do hummingbirds hum?
Because they donít know the words.

August 08
Where do orcas hear music? Orca-stras!funology.com/

Past Chuckles

Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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