A grandfather is telling his grandson war stories.
“At the end of World War One, I was awarded for my bravery after saving a group of my men,” the grandfather says. “You see, we were fighting in northern France and one of our enemies threw a grenade at us. I managed to pick it up and [...]
Which president enacted the first income tax?
How many pages was the first 1040 form?
What is only local U.S. holiday to delay the IRS tax deadline?
A funny thing happened on the way to my audit:
The IRS decides to audit the RiddleDude, and summons him to their office.
The IRS auditor is not s surprised when the RiddleDude shows [...]
In 1968, a British sailor named Robin Knox Johnston set off on an around-the-world race. He sailed from England down the Atlantic, around the coast of South Africa, past Australia, across the Pacific, round the bottom of South America, then back up the Atlantic to England. 30,000 miles in 313 days, becoming the first person [...]
Where does the expression “Winging It” come from?
My family decided to have a movie night, and I was in charge of picking up the movies from the video store. My kids left me a list using little scrabble-like magnets on the refrigerator door. As luck would have it, I knocked them off before reading the list. Each group stayed together, but the [...]
James said that he was born on February 29, 1900. What birthday did he celebrate in the year 2000?
Originally published on April 15, 2010
An obscenely wealthy hedge fund manager named Throckmorton Bottomfeeder IV decided to build for him and his trophy wife, a modest little 40,000 square foot home. It was a stone castle complete with an observation tower at one end that was almost 100 feet high – perfect they thought to [...]
Originally published on May 3, 2010
Where did the common “military salute” get its start?
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In olden days, you are a clever thief charged with treason against the king and sentenced to death. But the king decides to be a little lenient and lets you choose your own way to die. What way should you choose?
Who invented the 7th Inning Stretch?