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Strange But True: October 3, 2019


October 3, 2019

* It was 19th-century American social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass who made the following sage observation: "Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing the ground."

* If you use Listerine to freshen your breath, you might be interested to know that its original formula is 26.9% alcohol by volume -- that comes out to 54-proof gargle.

* The blue whale is the largest animal known to have ever existed. The marine mammal is so large, in fact, that a grown man could swim through its largest blood vessels.

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