Ha! Ha!

The only city in the world with an official name that includes two exclamation points is the municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! in the Province of Quebec in Canada. The name can officially be traced back to an archaic French term, “The haha,” which means an unexpected obstacle or dead end. It seems to refer to Lake Témiscouata, which came into view unexpectedly and quite suddenly for early French explorers in Canada.

Norm Crosby

“When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.”

The Voice of Shredder

The voice of Shredder in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon was that of James LaRue Avery, an American actor, comedian, a poet and voice over artist. He is most likely best known for playing the patriarch Philip Banks(“Uncle Phil”) in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Alfred North Whitehead

“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.”

Happy Birthdays

Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were both born on the same day, Feb. 12, 1809. Lincoln was born in a log cabin just south of Hodgenville, Kentucky, while Darwin was born in an upper-middle-class home in Shrewsbury, England.

Ambrose Bierce

“Litigant, noun, a person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.”
– The Devil’s Dictionary

Darwin & Lincoln

Of the many significant coincidences of the 1800s, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, born oceans apart, have something in common. Can you guess what?

The Fox Hounds!

The following sentence contains every letter of the English alphabet: “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.”