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Engineer James Watt    Engineer James Watt
[1736 - James Watt, engineer, inventor, born in Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland]

Auguste Comte, philosopher
[1798 - Auguste Comte, philosopher, born in Montpellier, France]

General Robert E. Lee    General Robert E. Lee
[1807 - Robert E. Lee, Civil War Confederate General, born in Stratford, Virginia]

Poet & Writer Edgar Allan Poe
[1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, writer, poet, born
in Boston, Massachusetts]

Inventor Henry Bessemer   Bessemer Converter makes steel
[1813 - Sir Henry Bessemer, inventor, born in Charlton, Hertfordshire, England]

Singer Janis Joplin
[1943 - Janis Joplin, singer, born in Port Arthur, Texas]

Justice William O. Douglas    Justice William O. Douglas
[1980 - William O. Douglas, US Supreme Court Justice, dies at age 81]

The Hippolollypops


The Hippopotamus is a mighty large critter.
Walks to and fro on the bottom of the river.
He frequently comes up just to take the air, and,
Eats a ton of food a month, which is hardly fair.

Now the Hippo's BMI marks him clearly obese.
His weight control problems will never cease.
He is now on a low-carb, Adkins fat-free diet.
If you live in the zoo, you might also try it.

Hippopotamus eating grass & carrots

William's Whimsical Words:

Do you think this Hippo looks concerned about his body image?
Hippopotamus mouth open

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