Least and Most Religious Countries (25 Top/Bottom)

"Sunday Sermon" "Fun Facts" The Rise of Modern Atheism Recently, atheism has been growing at its fastest rate in western culture. Leaders of the New Atheist Movement include the popular "Four Horsemen," Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. They zealously and persuasively promote atheism on social media, books, articles, podcasts, and college … Continue reading Least and Most Religious Countries (25 Top/Bottom)

The “Wicked Bible” of 1631 – “Thou SHALT Commit Adultery”

"Fun Facts" "Sunday Sermon" I am “famous” for my typos and editing errors.  (“Moral Problem” vs “Morale Problem.” “Venus” vs “Venice.”) My hyper personality favors speed over accuracy. But I am not the only one who makes such mistakes. In the 1630s, Robert Barker and Martin Lucas printed 1,000 copies of the King James Version … Continue reading The “Wicked Bible” of 1631 – “Thou SHALT Commit Adultery”

The Legendary Gurkha Soldiers: “Bringing a knife to a gun fight” and “Who need parachutes?”

"Fun Facts" "World History" The "Politest," "Bravest," "Fiercest" Warriors I have always been intrigued by the Gurkha Regiment of the British Army. From Nepal, these 5’ 3” fighters have a reputation for being the politest soldiers and the bravest and fiercest warriors in the world. Their motto: “Better to die than be a coward.” In … Continue reading The Legendary Gurkha Soldiers: “Bringing a knife to a gun fight” and “Who need parachutes?”

Guinness World Record for the man with the most Guinness World Records. (600+)

"Fun Facts Saturday" 323 Pound Walking Shoes As a nerdy child, Keith Furman, became obsessed with the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1979, he set his first official Guinness World Record by doing 27,000 continuous jumping jacks. (6 hrs 45 min)   Furman set over 600 official Guinness World Records.  For his “day job” … Continue reading Guinness World Record for the man with the most Guinness World Records. (600+)

How Did Beethoven “Hear” and Compose His Music After He Went Deaf?

"Fun Facts Saturday" Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is one of my favorite composers.  Tragically, he went completely deaf by 44. There could be no greater personal trial.  Yet, he persevered.  Years later he composed his Symphony No. 9 (Choral Symphony, “Ode to Joy”) This is considered Beethoven’s greatest work. I have long wondered, "How did … Continue reading How Did Beethoven “Hear” and Compose His Music After He Went Deaf?

“We All Scream for Ice Cream!”

"Fun Facts Saturday" Everybody loves ice cream. I grew up in an ice cream loving family. “If you don’t love ice cream, you're not a London.” Our family campouts had to be within walking distance of a Tastee-Freez. My parents handmade extra creamy fresh strawberry ice cream for family gatherings. When I was a child, … Continue reading “We All Scream for Ice Cream!”

What’s the Difference Between “European Heaven” and “European Hell?”

European Heaven English Police German Engineers French Chefs European Hell German Police French Engineers English Chefs (Disclaimer: For the “woke” folks - this is a joke. It is based on unverified stereotypes and overgeneralizations. Feel free to "fact check.") European Heaven and Hell English Police German Engineers Mercedes French Chef German Police French Engineers Citroën … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between “European Heaven” and “European Hell?”

Thank God for Elephants!

"Fun Facts Saturday" Elephants and I Have a Lot in Common We have good memories. (“Elephants never forget”)We can’t jump.We are "thick-skinned."We like naps.We eat constantly.We are “pleasantly plump.”Everybody likes us. Herd Nap Time Stupid “Elephant Jokes” Dirt "Shower" “Elephant Jokes” were popular in my Junior High School. I still remember them. ("Elephants never forget.") … Continue reading Thank God for Elephants!

Do General Authorities’ Noses and Ears Actually Grow Bigger as They Age?

"Sunday 'Sermon'" and "Fun Facts" As our family watched General Conference over the years, my kids commented that General Authorities’ noses and ears seemed to be growing bigger as they age. They were not alone in that opinion. It is a common belief that noses and ears are the only parts of the body that … Continue reading Do General Authorities’ Noses and Ears Actually Grow Bigger as They Age?