Category Archives: Fun Stuff


The total number of centenarians in the world remains uncertain. It has been estimated by the Population Division of the United Nations as 23,000 in 1950, 110,000 in 1990, 150,000 in 1995, 209,000 in 2000 and 324,000 in 2005.   … Continue reading

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We have a lot of twins in our family tree, 54 pairs to be precise, must be in the genes.   This page is dedicated to Janet and Ellen. Siblings baptized the same day might appear to us, hundreds of years … Continue reading

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College Graduates

I put this together during the NFC Championship game.  Here’s what I learned. – Ted Ginn’s injury during the Saint’s game was more disastrous than anyone could have imagined. – Kyle Williams has joined the 49er pantheon, but not in a … Continue reading

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17th Century Premarital Sex

While some like to think that sex was invented in the 1960’s, these stories prove otherwise. Stephen BACHILER (c.1561 – 1656) (Wikipedia) As an epilogue to his life story, when he was 90 , his last wife had an affair with another … Continue reading

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2011 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Marcus Antonius

Almost everyone with European ancestors is related to everyone else within the last 2000 years.  Remember the king was was ruined by his promise to pay 1 grain of rice of the first chessboard square, 2 on the second, 3 … Continue reading

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17th Century Houses

A surprisingly large proportion of the oldest New England houses still in existence were built by our ancestors. Stephen HOPKINS House Plimoth Plantation c.1627 Re- creation . The 17th-Century English Village is a re-creation of the small farming and maritime community … Continue reading

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