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Strange But True: Nov. 15, 2018


November 15, 2018

* It was 20th-century American singer and songwriter Bobbie Gentry who made the following sage observation: “Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.”

* In a match between a 200-pound mountain lion and a 20-pound porcupine, the lion is likely to be the loser — and probably will die if it tried to take a bite of the desired prey.

* The next time you’re annoyed by a bad case of the hiccups, consider poor Charles Osborne. In 1922, when he was 28 years old, Mr. Osborne got the hiccups. For the next 68 years, he continued to hiccup, finally stopping in 1990, one year before his death at the...

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