Dear Readers: This Gem of the Day came from Lorin Hess of Salt Lake City. It was seen in Modern Maturity magazine: A preppy-looking man was arrested for peddling "Fountain of Youth" pills that promised to reverse the aging process. When he came before the judge, His Honor was outraged at such a scam and asked if the man had had a record of prior arrests.

"Yes, indeed," said the prosecutor, referring to her notes. "He was arrested for the same offense in 1981, 1965, 1942, 1908, 1873, 1847…"