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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, August 25, 2008

Secret Service founder Allan Pinkerton on horseback
[1819 - Allan Pinkerton, founder of detective agency, born in Glasgow, Scotland]

Writer Bret Harte
[1836 - (Francis) Bret Harte, author, born in Albany, New York]

Biochemist Hans Krebs
[1900 - Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, born in Hildesheim, Germany]

Supreme Court Associate Justice William J. Brennan
[1906 - William J. Brennan, Jr. US Supreme Court Associate Justice, born in Newark, New Jersey]

Actress, Dancer Ruby Keeler
[1909 - Ruby (Ethel Hilda) Keeler, dancer, actress, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia]

Actor Michael Rennie
[1909 - Michael Rennie, actor, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England]

Pogo Creator Walt Kelly  Walt Kelly's Pogo
[1913 - Walt Kelly, cartoonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

National Park Service logo
[1916 - National Park Service is created]

Conductor, Composer Leonard Bernstein
[1918 - Leonard Bernstein, conductor, composer, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts]

Tennis Champ Althea Gibson
[1927 - Althea Gibson, tennis champion, born in Silver, South Carolina]

The Camel

Dromedary Camel in the Singapore Zoo

The Camel can be Dromedary, or is Bactrian.
The number of humps is the key criterion.
Those who confuse camels with tiny bacteria,
Probably think The Four Seasons is a cafeteria.

Bactrian Camel in the Frankfurt Zoo

William's Whimsical Words:

Inside The Four Seasons Restaurant

Two things that The Four Seasons Restaurant and a cafeteria share: food and class lines.

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