More Beer Than Presidents

Daniel Smith-Rowsey wrote a letter to the public through a major magazine in which he contends the previous generation has spoiled the economy and social structure for present-day college age people. Of the stupidity of his generation, he stated, “We can name more beers than presidents.”

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Johnny Depp

Sometimes taking unexpected advice pays off, if Johnny Depp is any indication. Johnny Depp stared in some great movies including Edward Scissorhands, Don Juan DeMarco and Pirates of the Caribbean. He initially wanted to be a rock star, not a movie star. At age sixteen, he dropped out of high school to pursue his dream. After two weeks, he had a change of heart and tried to reenter school, but his principle advised him to ‘follow his dream.’ He did play in some bands, and had some success from time to time, but ended up taking various odd jobs, including selling pens. That’s when by happy accident he met Nicolas Cage, who convinced him he should try his hand at acting. That seems to have worked fairly well.

Johnny’s mother was a waitress, and his father a civil engineer. The family moved twenty times during his childhood, starting out in Kentucky, where he was born, and ending up in Florida.

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Twins

One out of every 33 births results in twins. Identical twins happen about once in every 250 births. The likelihood of triplets is one in 837. These numbers are much higher than they used to be. The biggest cause is probably fertility drugs. The second largest cause for multiple births is that many women are waiting longer to have children, and later in life, the body is more likely to release more than one egg at a time.