Benjamin Franklin

“All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.”

All Thumbs? Not a Chance

In 1968, Snoopy, the Peanuts character, trained to become a champion arm-wrestler, but unfortunately he was disqualified because he didn’t have any thumbs.

Dame Anita Roddick, DBE

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”

Hang On Snoopy!

Early in Snoopy’s career, the beloved Peanuts character trained to become a champion arm-wrestler. How did his career go?

Monstra Mihi Pecuniam

The Institute for the Works of Religion is the name of the Vatican Bank and it is the world’s only bank that allows the use of Latin to perform transactions at automated teller machines.

E. B. White

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

Flying Without Wyngz . . .

“Wyngz” is the term permitted by the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service to indicate a food product that is in ‘the shape of a wing or a bite-sized appetizer type product’ but contains no wing meat. To use the term the food must actually be white meat chicken (with or without skin) and a there must also be a conspicuous, prominent and legible description (for example ‘contains no wing meat’) wherever the term appears, with an asterisk (*) to link to the description.