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Strange But True


October 17, 2019

* It was Austrian philosophical author Robert Musil who made the following sage observation: "It's not the genius who is 100 years ahead of his time but average man who is 100 years behind it."

* Here's a sign of our increasingly cluttered lives: When the National Association of Professional Organizers was formed in 1985, it had five members. Today there are more than 3,500 registered organizers with the group.

* Despite many people's assumptions, the word "bayou" doesn't come from French; it's from the Choctaw word "bayuk."

* Those who study such things say that in tunnels that have li...

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