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Strange But True: January 23, 2020


January 23, 2020

* It was noted Irish author and wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."

* The very first CD of a musical recording was made in 1982. The album was "The Visitors" by Swedish pop superstars ABBA.

* Immigrants arriving at New York's Ellis Island in the early years (1892-1920s) were given bananas to eat. Many had never seen a banana and didn't know how to eat one -- some ate the whole thing, peel and all.

* In the small African nation of Swaziland, the Civil Aviation Auth...

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