A Little Friday File Fun (10/09)

October 9, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand….

OK, we all know that it would be healthier to take the stairs than the escalator – but here’s a truly unique approach in inspiring that behavior‚Ķfrom Odenplan, Stockholm – – –

If you can’t view the below video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw&feature=player_embedded

- - - In Bishopville, South Carolina, Barbara Brame has found the face of Jesus - - - in her curtains. You can't make this stuff up - - - or can you? If you can't see the below video, try

http://www.tampabays10.com/video/default.aspx?maven_playerId=articleplayer&maven_referralPlaylistId=playlist&maven_referralObject=1287769474

If you thought hedgehogs weren't exactly cuddly, well, here's some pictures of the latest must-have mini-pet, the African pygmy hedgehog.

More pictures are online at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218989/24-pygmy-hedgehogs-adopted-animal-lover.html#ixzz0TNez9iVN

- - - In Casselton, North Dakota , "Boomer" may be the world's biggest dog - - - in fact, the 3-year-old Landseer Newfoundland keeps all four paws on the floor when he drinks from the kitchen faucet - - - you can see him below:

This week marked the 57 th anniversary of the first ever patent on barcodes. You can make your own at http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/index.php

TRIVIAL PURSUITS The story in today's NewsDash about the tie between mustaches and facial hair reminds me of an interesting factoid about American presidents and facial hair.

Who was the last U.S. President to sport facial hair (other than a 5 o'clock shadow)?

Answer

The only presidents with mustaches were Teddy Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, and William Taft , with Taft being the last (1912).

On the other hand, only five presidents in U.S. history have had beards when they moved to the White House -- none in the past century. Benjamin Harrison , who took office in 1889, was the most recent.

There may be a reason - in 1944 and then again in 1948, mustached Thomas Dewey twice tried - and twice failed - to win the presidency (to my recollection, the last serious candidate to have any facial hair other than a 5 o'clock shadow - if I've missed one, email me atnevin.adams@plansponsor.com) .

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