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Strange But True


 

 

• It was American pastor, politician and activist Andrew Young who made the following sage observation: “Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.”

• Tony Curtis, who co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in the famous film “Some Like It Hot,” once said that kissing Ms. Monroe was “like kissing Hitler.” Makes you wonder how he knew what kissing Hitler was like.

• If you’re like the average bearded man, your facial hair grows at a rate of about 6 inches every year.

• You might be surprised to learn that the highest reward ever offered for the capture of Henry McCarty — the infamous outlaw better known as Billy the Kid — was $500.

• In a recent survey of people who admitted to drinking beer, wine and spirits, more than 40 percent of respondents said that drinking spirits made them feel sexy, and more than half said that it made them feel confident and energetic. About one-third, though, said that spirits increased their aggression.

• The first telephone book ever issued was published by the New Haven District Telephone Company and was distributed in New Haven, Connecticut, in February 1878. It contained a grand total of 50 names.

• You may know that on Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union earned the distinction of putting the first human-made object into space with the launch of the satellite Sputnik 1. You may not know, though, that in Russian, the word “sputnik” means “fellow traveler.”

• The outermost layer of the skin on your face is made up almost entirely of dead skin cells.

• In the Scandinavian country of Norway you can find 1,800 lakes that contain no fish whatsoever.

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Thought for the Day: “Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.” — Doug Larson

(c) 2019 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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