Chuckles for May 2014

May 05
Here's how to tell if you're overcaffeinated.
Your eyes stay open when you sneeze. funny2.com/

May 08
Fun Things to Do in an Elevator
Sing along with the Muzak. funny2.com/

May 12
I tried to be a chef. I imagined it would add a little spice to my life, but I didn't have the thyme. funny2.com/

May 14
Wisdom of Dad:
Never lend anything you canít afford to lose. funny2.com/

May 16
Wisdom of Dad:
Buy a plunger before you need a plunger. funny2.com/

May 19
Thoughts On Aging...
You're the life of the party, even if it lasts until 8 PM. funny2.com/

May 21
Thoughts On Aging...
You're smiling all the time because you can't hear a thing anyone is saying. funny2.com/

May 23
Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

May 27
If you give someone a piece of your mind, are you left with peace of mind?

May 30
If you are not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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