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Strange But True: May 16, 2019

 

May 16, 2019



* It was Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky who made the following sage observation: “Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.”

* You might be surprised to learn that a male lion can mate up to 50 times in one day.

* Before the iconic reclining armchair was dubbed “La-Z-Boy,” the names “Sit-N-Snooze,” “Slack Back” and “Comfort Carrier” were considered.

* A researcher calculated that across the country of Great Britain, the weight of all the insects that are eaten by spiders in a year would...



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