Chuckles for May 2009



May 04
Q. What kind of garden does a baker have?
A. A flour garden!

May 07
Q. What has 18 legs and catches flies?
A. A baseball team!

May 11
Q. What kind of teeth cost a dollar?
A. Buck teeth!

May 14
EVER WONDER ...
Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

May 18
EVER WONDER ...
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

May 21
Where do kids learn their ABCs?
At LMN=tary school!

May 21
Where do kids learn their ABCs?
At LMN-tary school!

May 26
What do you get when you tie two bikes together?
Siamese Schwinns!

May 28
What is a monster's favorite song?
Ghouls just want to have fun!

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  Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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