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Index of Weeks 287 through 312
Week of 09/14/03 - 09/20/03 Week of 09/21/03 - 09/27/03 Week of 09/28/03 - 10/04/03
Week of 10/05/03 - 10/11/03 Week of 10/12/03 - 10/18/03 Week of 10/19/03 - 10/25/03
Week of 10/26/03 - 11/01/03 Week of 11/02/03 - 11/08/03 Week of 11/09/03 - 11/15/03
Week of 11/16/03 - 11/22/03 Week of 11/23/03 - 11/29/03 Week of 11/30/03 - 12/06/03
Week of 12/07/03 - 12/13/03 Week of 12/14/03 - 12/20/03 Week of 12/21/03 - 12/27/03
Week of 12/28/03 - 01/03/04 Week of 01/04/03 - 01/10/04 Week of 01/11/04 - 01/17/04
Week of 01/18/04 - 01/24/04 Week of 01/25/04 - 01/31/04 Week of 02/01/04 - 02/07/04
Week of 02/08/04 - 02/14/04 Week of 02/15/04 - 02/21/04 Week of 02/22/04 - 02/28/04
Week of 02/29/04 - 03/06/04 Week of 03/07/04 - 03/13/04
NOTE: Weeks with a * are not posted yet
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Week of 09/14/03 - 09/20/03

Old Wives Tale

Luck

If a dragonfly or ladybug lands on you, you will have good luck.



Didja Know?

A roach can live up to nine days without its head.



A shortcut is the longest distance between two points.


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Week of 09/21/03 - 09/27/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.



Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.


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Week of 09/28/03 - 10/04/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

Six percent of American men propose marriage by phone.



Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels good.


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Week of 10/05/03 - 10/11/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

People have eaten 450 billion Oreo cookies since they were introduced in 1912.



Politicians and diapers have one thing in common.
They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.


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Week of 10/12/03 - 10/18/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

Benjamin Franklin was America's first newspaper cartoonist.



In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.


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Week of 10/19/03 - 10/25/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

In America, 22 percent of all restaurant meals include French fries.



It's frustrating when you know all the answers,
when nobody bothers to ask you the questions.


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Week of 10/26/03 - 11/01/03

Old Wives Tale

Luck

For good luck throughout the year,
wear new clothes on Easter.



Didja Know?

Each of the fingernails on the Statue of Liberty weighs 100 pounds.



Who was the first person to look at a cow and say,
"I think I'll squeeze these dangly things there,
and drink whatever comes out?"


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Week of 11/02/03 - 11/08/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

Six percent of American men propose marriage by phone.



Do you want to talk to the boss or the one who knows what's going on?


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Week of 11/09/03 - 11/15/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

Reportedly, Hitler's favorite movie was King Kong.



He who laughs last thinks slowest?


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Week of 11/16/03 - 11/22/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

In America, 22 percent of all restaurant meals include French fries.



I souport publik edekasion


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Week of 11/23/03 - 11/29/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

A bowling pin needs to tilt only 7.5 degrees to fall.



I get enough exercise just pushing my luck!


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Week of 11/30/03 - 12/06/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

People have eaten 450 billion Oreo cookies
since they were introduced in 1912.



I killed a 6-pack just to watch it die.


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Week of 12/07/03 - 12/13/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

Cats sweat through their paws.



Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.


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Week of 12/14/03 - 12/20/03

Old Wives Tale

Luck

Placing a bed facing north and south will bring misfortune.



Didja Know?

In his early days, Picasso kept warm by burning his paintings!



Why are they called stands when they're made for sitting?


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Week of 12/21/03 - 12/27/03

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

The Pentagon spends over $8600 per second!



No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.


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Week of 12/28/03 - 01/03/04

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

August 13th is National Left Handers Day.



Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly payment is due.


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Week of 01/04/04 - 01/10/04

Old Wives Tale

Wedding Luck

To avoid bad luck in the marriage, the new bride must must enter
the home by the main door and must not trip or fall.
That's where the custom of carrying the bride over the threshold came from.




Didja Know?

Maine is the only state with a one-syllable name.



Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?


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Week of 01/11/04 - 01/17/04

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

Some of the old Roman aqueducts are still in use today.



Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.


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Week of 01/18/04 - 01/24/04

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

A moment is about 90 seconds long.



An optimist thinks this is the best possible world.
A pessimist fears this is true.


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Week of 01/25/04 - 01/31/04

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

A female flea can drink up to 15 times her body weight
in blood each day.



Age doesn't always bring wisdom.
Sometimes it comes alone.


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Week of 02/01/04 - 02/07/04

Old Wives Tale

Luck

If you see a cricket in the house,
it means someone will get pregnant.

Thanx to Susan Day for this one!



Didja Know?

The first automobile race in America was held in Chicago in 1895.
The average speed for the race was 7.5 MPH.



Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?


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Week of 02/08/04 - 02/14/04

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

The seahorse is the only fish that swims upright



Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.


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Week of 02/15/04 - 02/21/04

Old Wives Tale

Freckles

To get rid of freckles, rub a live frog over your face.



Didja Know?

A mouse has more bones than a human.



If your nose runs and your feet smell,
you could be built upside down!


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Week of 02/22/04 - 02/28/04

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

The first American magazine was called....
The American Magazine



One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people.


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Week of 02/29/04 - 03/06/04

Old Wives Tale

Food Luck

It is bad luck to turn a loaf of bread upside down
after a slice has been cut from it.



Didja Know?

There is more than a quarter pound of salt
in every gallon of sea water.



Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. "Yes" is the answer.


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Week of 03/07/04 - 03/13/04

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.



Didja Know?

There hasn't been a Nestle running the
Nestles company since 1875



Desk: a large wastebasket with drawers and a phone.




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