What Were They Thinking 5/18/2021?

Little tidbits to ponder or make you smile!

The phrase “What were they thinking” usually follows an action or response that was deemed questionable. Our intent is to make you ponder and maybe smile a bit.


Today’s Quote

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir



How many noses does a slug have? Answer below


Fun Fact

Thomas Edison taught his second wife Morse code so they could communicate in secret by tapping into each other’s hands when her family was around.


This Day in History

In 1910, as Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet, people bought “Anti-Comet Pills”, special “comet umbrellas”, and gas masks, because there was public hysteria that all life on Earth would be destroyed by gas – called cyanogen – that was detected in the tail.


National “What” Day

National Visit Your Relatives Day


Groans or Laughs

I asked a friend in Seattle what the difference was between a state like Washington and one like Florida. He shrugged. “Apples and oranges.” — John Fries


National Park History

Glacer Bay National Park was established May 11, 1910, The U.S. half ofWaterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this park includes 26 glaciers and 130 named lakes surrounded by Rocky Mountain peaks. There are historic hotels and the landmark Going-to-the-Sun Road in this region of rapidly receding glaciers.


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