Dumb Human Behavior to Avoid

Nothing bucks up our spirits more than knowing there are people dumber than we are. Except maybe knowing there are lots of them.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | June/July 2011

DUMB IN GOVERNMENT
If You Disagree, Hiss

The city of Wheeling, Illinois, plans to build a $1.2 million paved bike-and-pedestrian path. People who use the path will most likely spend much of their time jogging, as it happens to run adjacent to the habitat of the highly poisonous Eastern massasauga rattlesnake. Source: St. Louis Today

Fuzzy Wuzzy Wuzn’t Marxist, Wuz He?
The Texas Board of Education banned the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? because the  author, Bill Martin Jr., has the same name as a Marxist  theorist. No one bothered to check whether they were indeed one and the same person. Source: Huffington Post

Let’s Just Call It Lake C

The Webster, Massachusetts, Chamber of Commerce has discovered that the name of the town lake has been misspelled on signs for years. The lake they incorrectly spelled Chargoggagoggmanchaoggagoggchaubunaguhgamaugg is actually spelled Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.Source: Worcester (Massachusetts)
Telegram & Gazette

Vice Minister
Russia’s finance minister, Alexei Kudrin, knows a way to generate taxes and goose his country’s sluggish economy: Everyone should drink and smoke more. “If you smoke a pack of cigarettes, that means you are giving more to help solve social problems,” he said. Source: CBS News

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