Today marks 100 years since the first transcontinental phone call between Alexander Graham Bell in New York and his assistant Thomas A. Watson in San Francisco. The distance between them was 3,400 miles.
However, the award for the longest-distance phone call goes to President Richard Nixon and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon’s surface, and President Nixon called them to congratulate them on their accomplishment. At 238,855 miles away, the presidential phone bill that month must have been astronomical!
As a kid I watched “Beauty and the Beast” and I felt bad in the opening number because all the townspeople were calling Belle weird because she likes books and has an active imagination but in their defense a significant number of those townspeople watched Belle leave the library with a book and then immediately open it and start describing the plot to some nearby sheep
prostitution / pros¦ti¦tu|tion /ˌprɒstɪˈtʃuːʃn: the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment.
“When you sit in a desk you sell your mind, when you dig a hole in the ground you’re selling the strength of your arms. We are allowed to sell everything about ourselves, but people have a problem with one aspect and that’s sex. You’re even allowed to sell your womb and have somebody else’s baby and that’s ok, people don’t condemn that to the level they condemn prostitution.” - Dr. Brooke Magnanti aka Belle de Jour