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Strange But True: November 14, 2019

 

November 14, 2019



* It was novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein who made the following sage observation: "Everybody knows if you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something."

* If you're like the average American, you will eat about 150 bananas this year -- 26 pounds' worth.

* A researcher in Britain calculated that local farmland contains more than 2 million spiders per acre. Must be small ones, I'd say.

* Up until the 1500s, the accepted way of dealing with a patient who was hemorrhaging was to cauterize the wound, often with boiling oil or...



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