And you thought you knew Dolphins…

“What do they drink? They don’t drink at all. Dolphins are like animals in a desert, without any access to fresh water. They get liquid from their food (which is mainly fish and squid) and by burning their body fat, which release water. Dolphins have up to 260 teeth, more than any other mammal. Despite this, they swallow fish whole. Their teeth are used solely to grasp prey.

“Dolphins sleep by shutting down one half of their brain and the opposite eye at a time. The other half of the brain stays awake, while the other eye watches for predators and obstacles, and remembers to go to the surface to breathe. Two hours later, the sides flip. This procedure is called ‘logging’.”

– The Book of General Ignorance

by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

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Going For It

“If no one every took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine Floor.”

– Neil Simon

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

– Beverly Sills

“If you are not failing now and again. It’s a sign you’re playing it safe.”

– Woody Allen

“Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who know me best, that I have always placed a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You 

by Dian G. Smith and Robie Rogge

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Riddles for the Kids

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in a hundred years?

The letter M

What word is written incorrectly in the dictionary?

The word “incorrectly”

Which hand is better for mixing sugar in a cup of tea?

It’s best to use a spoon

Feeding keeps me alive. But give me water and I die. What am I?

Fire

What flies when it is born, gets bigger during its life, and melts when it dies?

A snowflake

Every morning I do what I’m supposed to do, but every time I get screamed at. What am I?

An alarm clock

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I saw a sign that said, ‘Coming Soon – A 24-Hour Restaurant.’ And I thought. Well, that’s unusual. Why would they open and close it so quickly? At least try it for a week or two, and see if you can build a clientele.”

– George Carlin

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Squirrels

Prevent squirrels from climbing into a birdhouse with…

  • Slinky. Secure the Slinky to the bottom of the birdhouse and let it hang down over the pole making it nearly impossible for squirrels to climb up.
  • WD-40. Stay WD-40 on the metal pole or wires.

Offbeat Use for Everyday Things by Joey Green

CORRECTION
In the July issue of PASO Magazine, an article, “Twin Cities Celebrates 40-years,” Ron Yukelson was incorrectly identified as the CEO of the hospital. Yukelson is the Chief Business Development Officer. The CEO of Twin Cities is Mark Lisa.