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Strange But True: Feb. 7, 2019


February 7, 2019

* It was Henry Brooks Adams, American historian and descendant of two U.S. presidents, who made the following sage observation: "They know enough who know how to learn."

* Spanish explorers named California after a mythical island of Amazon women ruled by a warrior queen named Califa.

* Though an electric eel is born with the ability to see, by the time it becomes an adult it is blind. This lack of sight is not a hindrance, though; the fish uses electricity to create an image of its surroundings in much the same way that we use radar. The electricity also is how the electric eel kills its...

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