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Strange But True; December 19, 2019


December 19, 2019

* It was 17th-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes who made the following sage observation: "Curiosity is the lust of the mind."

* At Christmastime in Greece, people traditionally give small gifts to orphanages and hospitals rather than to each other.

* A traditional Russian Christmas celebration would include spreading hay on a home's floors and tables and clucking loudly. Evidently, this was thought to encourage horse feed to grow and chickens to lay eggs in the coming year.

* The antlers of a bull moose can spread up to 6 feet across -- and they accomplish this astonishing growth...

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