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Strange But True: Jan. 3, 2019


January 3, 2019

* It was English journalist, political essayist and novelist George Orwell, probably best known for his works “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and “Animal Farm,” who made the following sage observation: “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.”

* Considering their unsavory reputation, you might be surprised to learn that jackals often help raise their younger siblings, even after they’re fully grown.

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