What is Tidbits?


tid • bit (tid'bit)  noun.
a tasty morsel to be enjoyed 
before the meal


 

You'll find Tidbits in places where people wait: restaurants, doctor's offices, hospitals, car repair centers, delis and places where folks sit around and have a cup of coffee. News in Tidbits is always fun and passed around from person to person. Everybody loves Tidbits!

A “tidbit” is defined as “a tasty morsel to be enjoyed before the meal”. And that is what Tidbits® is – a non-controversial, weekly newspaper 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 will hook your readers and keep 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 your readership. Their eagerness to renew advertising in your paper helps you build residual income as each issue grows, and generates more revenue than the last.  


The following are excerpts that have appeared in actual Tidbits issues: 

• 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.