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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, on the night he was assassinated, had a number of personal effects in his pockets. These were passed down to his granddaughter, Mary Lincoln, who kept them in a small box. The effects weren't public knowledge until they came into possession of the Library of Congress. One of the items in Lincoln's pocket that night: a letter to the editor praising Lincoln for his singleness of purpose.  Even great presidents need encouragement.

Reference: McHenry's Quips, Quotes & Other Notes, Raymond McHenry, p. 78

Home Field Advantage

In all of the major sports, the home team has the advantage. In 2008 a sports columnist studied the home/away statistics for the previous three years of regular season games and found:

  • In the National Football ... [Read More]

    Reference: John Paulsen, “Which sport has the biggest home field advantage?” scoresreport.com (10/23/08)

  • Pacifier

    Clara Null writes about a tough day she was having:

    “It was one of the worst days of my life: the washing machine broke down, the telephone kept ringing, my head ached, and the mail carrier brought a bill I had n... [Read More]