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Strange But True

 

January 9, 2020



* It was nonviolent Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi who made the following sage observation: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

* In 1905, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, became one of the first people ever to be fined for speeding.

* Appropriately, the patron saint of bankers is St. Meingold.

* Ever wonder how BVDs came to be called that? From the names of the men who originally manufactured them: Bradley, Voorhies and Day.

* Less than half the people in the world use a spoon, fork and knife to eat. The rest...



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