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Question? Why did the elephants cross the bridge? (Specifically: the Brooklyn Bridge.)
Answer: To show people it was safe. When New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24th, 1883, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge. 163 more words


May 21 @ 2 Corinthians 11-13

2 Corinthians 11-13 (NLT) 

Discover His heart: He provides loving shepherds to protect us from wolves in sheep’s clothing 

@2 Corinthians 11
It’s difficult to read about Paul’s humbling experience defending his ministry.  699 more words

Daily Devotions

SeaWorld: An Abusement Park

In the following post I will discuss Michael Lück’s book, Marine Wildlife and Tourism Management: Insights from the Natural and Social Sciences, Chapter 7, “Captive Marine Wildlife: Benefits and Costs of Aquaria and Marine Parks,” 677 more words

Humanity: The Greatest show on Earth - What con artists can teach one about excelling in socializing

Among swindlers and manipulators there are few out there who can hold a candle to the likes of P.T. Barnum. He’s famous for having created elaborate hoaxes, swivelled public opinion like a dime piece to whatever suited him, and creating the most famous circus out there – The Barnum & Bailey Circus, otherwise known as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” 1,320 more words


A short life

Born in 1841 and named Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump – who dined with presidents and kings, but became known the world over as Mrs. Tom Thumb. 174 more words

Book Review

Attractiveness ~

“A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman,
depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom… 15 more words


P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed

ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7.5, no date but circa 1840s. Letter to Mssrs. Tucker, in part: “Please get a slip printed immediately in some peculiar color and run it diagonally across all your bills saying Will Soon Close & get it posted on all the Tom Thumb bills before Sunday morning next.” Barnum adds a handwritten postscript, “I think Will Shortly Close reads better and should be printed large type…you had better order them at once.” Docketed on the reverse, most likely by Barnum, “Mr. 88 more words

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