So, You Think You Know Everything ???

May 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

My thanks to the Vermont Varmint for emailing the following facts:

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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/ 100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age! .

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over…

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Clear and Present Dangers……Charlie Munger

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April 30, 1789 — George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president.

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On Writing: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

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Bristol Motor Speedway Flag

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April 24, 2017 – Jimmie Johnson wins the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Continental Flag

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April 19, 1775 – The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Following In The Footsteps Of 4 Legendary Copywriters

April 19, 2017 Leave a comment

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These days there are plenty of new techniques brands can use to raise awareness, whether through recording engaging podcasts or creating flashy video campaigns to grab customer attention. But before social media, before the internet, before computers there was the written word. The written word was the first major advertising device and the influence is still seen today in headlines, billboards, websites and blogs.

Copywriting has had a long, successful history, and there have been many famous examples of advertisers who’ve tapped into the potential of words to engage their customers. But can their advice still be useful to modern brands?

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