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From the QT Archive of Knowledge

Kevin G. Barkes, a South Park, Pa., reader and proprietor of the KGB Report, wants you to know:
+ The terminal velocity of a cat is 60.3 mph.
+ The terminal velocity of a human is 122 mph.


QT news presented without comment

Donald Trump in a conversation recounted by former FBI director James Comey:
“‘Do I look like a guy who needs hookers?”

QT trickle-on economics update

Wal-Mart’s CEO makes 1,188 times the pay of it median worker.
The CEO makes $22.8 million.
The median worker makes $19.177.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline: “Expert: Tax deadline’s a good time for deep dive into finances.”
R.B., a Chicago reader, writes:
“When did taking a good look at something become taking a ‘deep dive’ into something, and when can we have good looks back?”
J.C., a Duluth, Ga., reader, meanwhile wants to remind you that while the plural of “chaise longue” is “chaises longues,” the plural of  “hors d’oeuvre ” is “hors d’oeuvre.”
And can this mean it’s time for QT’s biennial reminder that the correct plural of “attorney general” is “attorneys general”?


Separate but equal

News Headline: “California university grants black students a ‘safe space.’ ” 
News Headline: ” ‘Safe space’ for white men offered at SF diversity workshop.”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when people were marching and often dying to end racial segregation.

Billions and billions. . . .

News Headline:
“New baby makes 14 sons for family.”
News Headline: “World population is now over 7.6 billion.”
A reminder that the brain is not one of the organs necessary for human reproduction.

This just in. . . .

News Headline:
Chris Christie portrait to cost taxpayers $85,000, more than 3 past N.J. governors combined.”
Some might be tempted to say this is because a Chris Christie portrait will require as much paint as the last three governors combined.
But not QT.

GovernMania MMXVIII

News Headline: “VP Mike Pence reaffirms commitment to return to the moon and beyond.”
K.W., a Denver reader, writes:
“Promises, promises.”


From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ France is the size of Texas.
+ South America is east of Chicago

Among other sins. . . .

News Headline: “White evangelical support for Trump at all-time high.”
Proverbs 6:32:
“But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.”
Not to mention they that endorseth it.