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Strange But True


February 27, 2020

* It was American journalist, author and humorist Don Marquis who made the following sage observation: "Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."

* The first recorded newspaper that published on a daily basis was in Rome -- in 59 B.C.

* A giant carnivorous plant has been discovered on a remote mountaintop in the Philippines. The second largest pitcher plant on record, nepenthes attenboroughii secretes a nectar that lures insects, frogs and even rats into its trap, where enzymes and acids break down the animal and digest it.

* There has been a lot of debate about whether o...

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