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Tombstone Epitaph In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery

Tombstone Epitaph In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:

Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread
And the Lord sent them manna,
Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.

Ancients rule!

A team of archaeologists was excavating in Israel when
they came upon a cave. Written on the wall of the cave were the
following symbols in order of appearance.
1. A dog
2. A donkey
3. A shovel
4. A fish
5. A Star of David
They decided that this was a unique find and the writings were at
least more than three thousand years old. They chopped out the piece
of stone and had it brought to the museum where archaeologists from
all over the world came to study the ancient symbols.
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It goes way back

The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the
rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why
was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in
England, and the US railroads were built by English expatriates. Why
did the English people build them like that? Because the first rail
lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad
tramways, and that’s the gauge they used.

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The headmistress at a girls prep school…

 The headmistress at a girls’ prep school in the old South
(circa 1959) calls down to the army base and speaks with one of the
officers: “We’re having a social here at school and I was wondering if
you could send some of your nice young men to attend.”

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History of the United States

J. Walter Thompson, a huge ad agency, has a test for all wannabe
copywriters.  They print it every few years as a full page ad in many
major newspapers.  They call the campaign “Write if you want work.”

My response to the question, “Write the history of the
United States in 100 words or less”:

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History through the eyes of the eighth graders

The following is a “history” collected by teachers throughout the
United States, from eighth grade through college level. Read carefully,
and you will learn a lot.


The inhabitants of ancient Egypt were called mummies. They
lived in the Sarah Dessert and traveled by Camelot. The climate of
the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere, so
certain areas of the dessert are cultivated by irritation. The
Egyptians built the Pyramids in the shape of a huge triangular cube.
The Pyramids are a range of mountains between France and Spain.

The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first
book of the Bible, Guinesses, Adam and Eve were created from an
apple tree. On of their children, Cain, once asked, “Am I my brother’s
son?” God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Montezuma. Jacob,
son of Isaac, stole his brother’s birth mark. Jacob was a patriarch
who brought up his twelve sons to be patriarchs, but they did not
take it. One of Jacob’s sons, Joseph, gave refuse to the Israelites.

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