Fred Allen (1894-1956) was one of the most brilliant comedians of all time. The fact that he is not better known today is one of the great travesties of the ages. After […]
Morris “Mo” Udall (June 15, 1922 – December 12, 1998) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1961 to 1991. He sought the Democratic nomination for President in 1976. Although he […]
Ronald Reagan was an outspoken critic of excessive taxation. He once summed up his concern about the practice by saying, “The difference in spending habits between government and a drunken sailor is, […]
One of the challenges faced by Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) during his tenure as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland was a severe shortage of silver. Without the precious metal, the nation […]
Erma Bombeck (February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) started writing weekly newspaper columns in 1964 for $3 apiece. By the 1980s, she was one of the most popular columnists in the […]
President Ronald Reagan spent his entire political life warning against the dangers of ever-growing federal government. He once summed up his philosophy about government, saying, “Government is like a baby. An alimentary […]
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), was married for 56 years at the time of his death. He and his wife had nine children and 33 grandchildren. When asked what was […]
Physicist Stephen Hawking may have been confined to a wheelchair for most of his life, but his physical disability never slowed down his mind or his wit.
“I spend a lot of time thinking of the Hereafter. Each time I enter a room I wonder what I’m here after.” — Tim Conway Read some funny stories about absentminded people. […]
“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” — Bob Hope Read more fun facts about Bob Hope. Learn how an act of […]
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” — Mark Twain Read more Mark Twain fun facts and funny quotes. Learn about fun and interesting customs.
“Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you.” — Bennett Cerf Find out what beloved children’s book was written to win a […]
“You know nothing for sure…except the fact that you know nothing for sure.” — John F. Kennedy Read more fun facts about President John F. Kennedy. Read fun facts about philosophy and […]
“We will win an election when all the seats in the House and Senate and the chair behind the desk in the Oval Office and the whole bench of the Supreme Court […]
“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” — Orson Welles Read about the world’s heaviest person. Read more fun facts about Orson […]