This past Saturday my roommate and I had a Holiday party at our place for our class. Everyone brought a dish and we had a very nice dinner. Then after dinner we exchanged White Elephant gifts. My roommate wrapped up some pumpkins we had left over from Halloween. I wrapped up some hideous lipsticks left over from all my Mary Kay stuff. I was hoping one of the guys would pick it, but the Chinese girl of the group did instead. It was still pretty funny. I seemed to have lucked out. While kind of ridiculous, my gift is actually pretty entertaining. I ended up with DUH! The Stupid History of the Human Race. Its a random compilation of the stupid things people have said and done throughout history. As well as old customs and social traditions. Here are a couple excertps from the book that I find particularily entertaining.
Vice President Dan Quayle: "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
The post office printed a batch of international stamps in 1999 featuring a picture of the Grand Canyon and this message across the stamp: "Grand Canyon, Colorado." The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona.
In Colonial America people thought they could cure stomach aches by placing big boots on their stomachs.
Turkish scientists conducted a study in 1981 to determine if disco music turned mice homosexual. It does, they concluded.