John Bateman

John Bateman purchased land on the western shore of Port Phillip, Melbourne, from the local Aboriginals. John Batman was an early colonist, postmaster and general store owner in Fremantle, and an investor in the Fremantle Whaling Company. Today, the suburb of Bateman is named after him and his family. John Bateman’s grandson, William Augustus (Bill) Bateman, introduced Australian rules football to Western Australia.

Milton Berle

“My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.”

Melbourne Expanded

The land on the western shore of Port Phillip, Melbourne in Australia, was originally purchased from the local Aboriginals. Who made the purchase?

Hang on to the Box

The string on the original boxes of animal crackers was there because once emptied (or presumably full) the box could be used as a Christmas tree ornament! Stauffer’s Biscuit Company produced their first batch of animal crackers in York, Pennsylvania, in 1871.

Vincent van Gogh

“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.”

Robert Frost

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”