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Strange But True


February 20, 2020

* It was American political scientist, economist, psychologist and professor Herbert Simon who made the following sage observation: "What information consumes is rather obvious: It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it."

* Those who study such things claim that the act of licking a stamp burns one-tenth of a calorie.

* The shortest song in the world is "You Suffer," recorded in 1986 by the British band Nap...

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