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Strange But True: June 6, 2019


June 6, 2019

* It was noted 20th-century American playwright Arthur Miller who made the following sage observation: “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”

* When creating its cocoon, the silkworm spins a continuous thread more than a thousand yards long, or 12,000 times the length of its own body. To accomplish a comparable feat, a 6-foot-tall man would have to spin a thread that stretched unbroken for 15 miles.

* You may be surprised to learn that the onion is actually a lily, botanically speaking.

* In 2016, Michigan State University received a delivery of inedible may...

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