Ann and I like to travel a lot, but here are a few places that we have not seen:
•Old Guy Road (Damon, Texas)
•Wong Way (Riverside, California; it was later renamed Wong Street)
•Awesome Street (Cary, North Carolina)
•Farfrompoopen Road (Story, Arizona; this is the only road to Constipation Ridge)
•Butt Hollow Road (Salem,Virginia)
•Tater Peeler Road (Lebanon, Tennessee)
•Unexpected Road (Buena, New Jersey)
•Divorce Court (Heather Highlands, Pennsylvania)
Some newspapers have typos. Yes, even the Northwest Signal does once in a while. How about these goofs:
The Toronto Sun issued a correction noting that teachers did not get paid during a strike. That’s not a grievous (or funny) error. So why mention it? It was listed under the heading “Correrction.”
From the Oprington News Shopper comes, “He and his wife Gillian have three children, Gavin, 3, and 11-year-old twins Helen and ugh.”
Born and bred in Manhattan, Larry and Jane left the city to buy a cattle ranch in Wyoming.
Months later, a friend flew out for a visit. “So, what did you name the ranch?” he asked.
“At first, we couldn’t agree on anything,” said the new cowboy. “We finally settled on the Double R Lazy Z Triple Horseshoe Bar-7 Lucky Diamond Ranch.”
“Wow!” His friend was impressed. But looking around, he saw no cattle. “So where are all the cows?”
“None of them survived the branding!”
A scientist walks into a pharmacy and says, “Give me some prepared tablets of acetylsalicylic acid.”
“Do you mean aspirin?” asks the pharmacist.
The scientist slaps his forehead. “That’s it! I can never remember the name.”
Some more golf facts:
At the Kampala Golf Club in Uganda, you’re allowed free relief from hippopotamus footprints. Golfers are also warned to avoid water hazards on 10 of the 18 holes where there’s a danger of crocodiles.
Lloyd Mangrum lost the 1950 U.S. Open championship to Ben Hogan, all because of a gnat. As he was about to putt, the fly landed on Mangrum’s ball, and without thinking, he picked up the ball to swat away the gnat. For this he earned a two-stroke penalty and ultimately lost the tournament to Hogan in a playoff.
Until 1870, a player teed off for the next hole from the green of the preceding hole.
By the numbers: Arnold Palmer took part in 50 Masters tournaments. During that time it was calculated that he took 11,248 shots and played 2,718 holes measuring about 600 miles, which Palmer covered on foot.
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