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Strange But True: May 9, 2019

 

May 9, 2019



* The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny...’.” — Isaac Asimov

* If you’re planning a summer vacation in Maine this year, you might want to keep in mind that in that state, it’s against the law to tickle a woman under the chin with a feather duster.

* You might be surprised to learn that drinking tea increased the life expectancy of the British — and even more surprised to learn why. It wasn’t any beneficial compound found in the tea itself; rather, it was the act of boiling the water, whic...



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