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Strange But True: November 7, 2019


November 7, 2019

* It was infamous French statesman and military leader Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: "In politics, absurdity is not a handicap."

* In 2006, an Illinois police officer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. This probably would not be noteworthy, except that it was the same police officer who received an award for making the most DUI arrests in his county.

* A single pound of sequoia seeds contains roughly 90,000 individual seeds.

* You might be surprised to learn that sloths can hold their breath longer than dolphins -- much longer. Dolphins...

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