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Strange but true



• It was noted American journalist, fabulist and satirist Ambrose Bierce who, in his work “The Devil’s Dictionary,” defined “painting” as “the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.”

• Only one state has a one-syllable name: Maine.

• A married couple in Batavia, New York, had such a turbulent marriage that the wife had a restraining order issued to keep her husband away from her. After the divorce, though, they worked things out and planned a second wedding. At the reception, the second-time groom got into an argument with one of the guests, and the police were called. The argument didn’t end up being the real problem; the officers on the scene arrested the groom on charges of criminal contempt. It seems the original restraining order was still in effect — it was illegal for him to be near his bride on their wedding day.

• Those who study such things say that dead people can get goosebumps.

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Thought for the Day: “One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” — Kurt Vonnegut

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