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Strange But True: April 4, 2019


April 4, 2019

* It was 20th-century American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher Elbert Hubbard who made the following sage observation: “Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”

* According to historical reports, in 1877 snakes fell from the sky in Memphis, Tennessee.

* When the bubonic plague, more commonly known as the Black Death, was at its peak in Europe in the 14th century, a wide variety of remedies was prescribed, including smoking tobacco, bringing spiders into the household, inhaling the stench from a latrine, sitting between two large fires, drinkin...

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