Heroic Failures

THE WORST HOMING PIGEON This historic bird was released in Pembrokeshire in June 1953 and was expected to reach its base that evening. It was returned by post, dead, in a cardboard box eleven years later from Brazil. THE WORST ANIMAL RESCUE During the firemen’s strike of 1978, the British … Continue reading

Life Lessons

I’ve learned that … whining doesn’t solve problems. –Age 10 I should never let my little brother take me for a ride in the golf cart. –Age 11 your “I can” is more important than your “IQ.” –Age 14 you don’t know the value of a dollar until you’ve earned … Continue reading

Worst Analogies

(taken from High School papers) She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. (Rich Murphy, Fairfax Station) The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a … Continue reading