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Strange But True



• It was English novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf, one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”

• Other than being celebrities, what do Woody Allen, Farrah Fawcett, Stanley Tucci, Glenn Close, Richard Attenborough and Kevin Spacey have in common? They’re all pigs. In the Chinese zodiac, that is.

• At 6 feet, 4 inches tall, Abraham Lincoln is the tallest president in the history of the United States.

• In a study of 28 women, it was found that screaming has a therapeutic effect on the physiology of the body. After bouts of screaming, the test subjects showed slower heart rates, lower blood pressure and lower body temperature.

• The Netherlands is wellknown for picturesque photos of windmills, dikes and, of course, the ubiquitous tulips. The flowers have been an integral part of the culture of the country for hundreds of years. In fact, in the 17th century, it was possible to purchase a house with just a few tulip bulbs. Very special tulip bulbs, I would imagine.

• The bread-slicing machine was invented by a jeweler, not an engineer.

• Psychiatrists who study such things claim that many deep thinkers share the habit of talking to themselves. You might want to mention that next time you get odd looks from strangers for muttering under your breath.

• Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II reportedly enjoys putting together huge jigsaw puzzles.

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