A Few Things I Know

Geese cackle, feathers tickle,
Belts buckle, beets pickle.

1543: Annus mirabilis

Crest has been shown to be an effective, decay-preventive dentifrice that can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care.

I love Lucy, and she loves me;
We’re as happy as two can be.

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Thomas Clayton Wolfe: October 3, 1900-September 15, 1938

How to calculate square roots by hand

Bloomsday: June 16, 1904

The subject of a gerund must be expressed in the possessive.

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.

Avogadro’s number = 6.02 x 1023

Water? Never touch the stuff. Fish fuck in it.

Eppur si muove.

The time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold.

The creamed-corn smell of a stem-cell transplant

An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace

The sound of the last breath of the man sleeping next to me.

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