A “tidbit” is defined as “a tasty morsel to be enjoyed before the meal”. And that's just what Tidbits® is – a non-controversial, weekly paper dedicated to publishing entertaining morsels for the mind, food for thought as it were: trivia, fun facts, amusing stories and oddities.
Our unique editorial blend is what hooks our readers and keeps them coming back for more. They will seek out each week’s new issue and take copies home or to the office to share with family and friends. As merchants discover this loyalty, more and more will want to place their marketing message in front of our readership.
The following are excerpts that have appeared in actual Tidbits issues:
• After playing hooky all morning, four teenage boys scurried into class with the tale that their car had had a flat tire. The teacher seemed very understanding, but informed them that they had nonetheless missed a quiz. However, she would kindly allow them to make it up, and instructed them to take their seats. The first question for the boys to answer: “Which tire was flat?”
• A certain species of tern winters in Antarctica, and flies 11,000 miles every year to get there. Since the birds have a lifespan of up to thirty years, it is possible they could fly well over half a million miles during their migrations.
• A very interesting golf course is located in North Dakota. Well, part of it is in North Dakota. The other part is in Canada. Tee off on the ninth hole in Canada, and find the cup in the United States. This particular ninth cup collected its first hole-in-one in 1934 when George Wegener hit the ball in one country and scored in another.
• A woman went to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. “What denomination?” the clerk asked. “Good heavens,” the woman exclaimed, “it’s come to this? Well, then, give me fifty Baptist ones and fifty Catholic.”
• More collect calls are made on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
• In culinary lore, the cookie was invented when a baker placed a dab of cake dough in the oven to test the temperature. The Dutch appropriately dubbed the ensuing creation “koekje,” little cake.