Thought for the day

"I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist.... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus." -- Prince Philip, in his Forward to "If I Were an Animal" - United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.

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George Gipp was a natural athlete

Living on the top of the Upper Peninsula off Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, George Gipp was born in 1895. A natural athlete, Gipp enrolled at the University of Notre Dame with the intention of playing baseball. His size, speed and strength caught the attention of Knut Rockne, the head coach of Notre Dame's football team. Gipp was added to the football team, without ever playing organized football.