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32 • The Optimist
A three-year-old boy went with his dad to see a litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother, "There were 2 boy kittens and 2 girl kittens."
"How do you know?" his mother asked.
"Daddy picked them up and looked underneath," he replied. "I think it's printed on the bottom."
Jimmy's English teacher was a perfectionist and demanded the very best of his pupils. So it was to be expected that he would get furious when Jimmy handed in a poor paper.
"This is the worst essay it has ever been my misfor tune to read," ranted the teacher. "It has too many mistakes. I can't understand how one person would have made all these mistakes."
"One person didn't," replied Jimmy defensively. "My father helped me."
Lending a Hand
A man is out walking when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. The doorbell is much too high for him to reach. After watching the boy's efforts for a moment, the man moves closer to the house. He crosses the street, walks up behind the little fellow, and placing his hand kindly on the child's shoulder, leans over and gives the doorbell a solid ring.
Crouching down to the child’s level, the man smiles benevolently and asks, "And now what, my little man?"
The boy replies, "Now we run!"
Las Vegas Fun Facts
A 1910 law made it illegal to gamble in Las Vegas. The Nevada Legislature later approved a legalized gambling bill in 1931.
The famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign was created in 1959 by a lady named Betty Willis.
In 2011, more than 368 million people visited Las Vegas. Compare this to 1970 when a mere 6.7 million people visited the city.