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Houdini’s Great Escape That Failed

Harry Houdini's name is one that is recognized by almost everyone. His claim to fame was that he was a magician and an excellent escape artist. He would free himself from handcuffs, chains, ropes and straitjackets, often while hanging from a rope or suspended in...

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Out of Step

As he was drilling a batch of recruits, the sergeant saw that one of them was marching out of step. Walking up next to the man as they marched, he said sarcastically: "Do you know they are all out of step except you?""What?" Asked the recruit innocently."I said --...

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Someone Who Knows Us

Right after World War II, a U.S. Army officer and his wife were stationed in Japan. That country had been devastated by the war. The post-war economy was in shambles. Unemployment approached 60%. People came to the Army wife's door daily looking for work. One man said...

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Right Here, Right Now

Though skeptical of his teenage son's new found determination to build bulging muscles, one father followed his teenager to the store's weight-lifting department, where they admired a set of weights.“Please, Dad,” pleaded the teen, “I promise I'll use them every...

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Willing to Be Weird

A Sunday School teacher was teaching a class of 4-year-olds. The lesson dealt with one of the widows in the New Testament and the teacher asked the children if they knew what a widow was. When they responded to her question with blank stares, she explained a widow...

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Watch and See

The story is told about three accountants who doubted their three engineer friends. They were traveling by train to a conference. The accountants bought three tickets, but the engineers only bought one. “How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?” an...

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Alan Smith