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It’s love that makes the world go ’round...

Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum

(1917–1997)

In 1970, when Mitchum and his wife had been happily married for thirty years, he was asked what he thought had made his marriage last, when those of so many of his show-business colleagues had failed. “Mutual forbearance,” he replied. “...

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Blue-footed booby feet

The Blue-Footed Booby

During courting, the male blue-footed booby flies over his territory flashing his feet at his mate. After landing he prances around, showing off his feet in a high-stepped walk. All the bowing and scraping, the bustling and flashing is part of an...

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American beaver

Beavers

Beavers mate for life. They devote almost all their time to fixing up their home. And the female beaver is the boss.
Beaver Factoids

Purple flower

Flowers

“Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.”
Flowers quotes

Cushion starfish

Seahorses & Starfish

Every morning after the male and female seahorse mate, they meet, greet, and change color.
Seahorses & Starfish Factoids

dog with hearts

Valentine’s Riddles for the Young at Heart

  • What do you call a cartoon that only...
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Joseph Hodges Choate

Joseph Hodges Choate

(1832–1917)

Choate was asked at a private dinner who he would like to be if he were not himself. He thought rapidly through a list of world celebrities, and then, catching his wife’s eye, said, “If I could not be myself, I would like to be Mrs....

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Roses, roses, roses

Roses

“A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.”
Roses quotes

Man and woman sitting

Marriage

“Marriage is one long conversation checkered by disputes.”
Marriage quotes

elephant closeup

Elephants

Elephants are very social creatures. They are playful, loving and the family unit is very essential to their survival.
Elephant factoids

Young Robert Browning

Robert Browning

(1812–1889)

Browning’s Sordello was published in 1840. It is a simple story about an obscure heir to a dukedom in thirteenth-century Italy. But Browning’s interest in and description of the development of the human soul complicates the tale...

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trooper

Law and Order

The local policeman had just finished his shift one hot August evening and was at home with his wife.

“You just won’t believe what happened this evening, love, in all my years on the beat I’ve never seen anything like it.”

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Squirrel munching on walnut
Pepper

A Little Chocolate

“All I need is a little love now and then, but some chocolate will do for now.”

~Lucy Van Pelt

On love...

“Love is foolish ... but I still might try it sometime.”

~Floyd, age 9
Claude Monet quote with lobelia

Ode to Poetic Love

When you’re swimmin’ in the creek
And an eel bites your cheek
That’s a moray!

~Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Voluntary Madness

“You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.”

~Nora Ephron

Falling in Love

“Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love, though I’d stepped in it a few times.”

~Rita Rudner
George Gershwin

George Gershwin

(1898–1937)

The pianist and wit Oscar Levant, Gershwin’s close friend, once asked the composer confidentially, “Tell me, George, if you had to do it all over, would you fall in love with yourself again?”

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The Biologist’s Problem

Jim Finn, the noted biologist, was stumped. He had spent months studying the little green frogs in the Keefo swamp. Despite all efforts at predator control, population was declining at an alarming rate. Finn finally went to the chemistry...

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Monarch butterfly

Butterflies

There are butterflies that smell like chocolate.
Butterflies Factoids

Ice cream cone

Ice Cream

The average American eats about a ton of ice cream in his or her lifetime, enough ice cream to fill the backs of three pickup trucks! That’s almost six gallons of ice cream a year, or roughly an ice cream cone every other day.
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Cocoa licking
cat and dog

Where the Dog and Cat Came From

dog and cat

A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to the...

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praising God

Love of God

“It is always springtime in the heart that loves God.”
Love of God quotes

Don't trust a man who...