Tuesday, December 20, 2011


A Computational Knowledge Engine
My son, Kevin, sent me the following link. You might want to check it out. You just enter something that you would like to know more about or something you want to calculate. It provides you with some interesting, and sometime surprising information. Here’s the link:


When I entered my name, “James”… I was surprised. It told me that my name was the 19th most popular, that 1 in 148 people are named “James.” It also gave a chart showing the name’s popularity going back into the 1800s. It seems the name, “James” has been quite popular in the US, reaching a peak in the early 1940s, and now tapering off pretty sharply since that time.

Try it with your own first name, and prepare to learn something. Then you might want to experiment with some other topics.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Something to think about:
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

Quote of the Day
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Joke of the Day

In a small southern town there was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered Celia.

The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets.
Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, she left. At a "Seven-Eleven" on the edge of town, Celia asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets.

She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, "You stupid Yankees never do read the Bible!"

Celia assured her that she did, but simply couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible.

She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking it in Celia’s face she said "See, it says right here, 'The three wise man came from afar.'"

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