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Strange But True


 

 

• It was Democratic governor and presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: “A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular.”

• In proportion to its size, the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.

• Beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss had a hobby that few people were aware of: He collected hats.

• If you’re planning a trip to Kentucky anytime soon, you’d better keep a close rein on your interactions with strangers. It seems that flirting there is illegal and could get you 30 days in jail.

• It’s well-known that Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize, but most people are misinformed about what he won it for. He didn’t receive the award for his theory of relativity, but for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

• The name of one of the most popular early video games, Pac-Man, comes from the Japanese words for “to eat.” “Isuzu” means “50 bells” in Japanese, and “Atari” means “prepare to be attacked.”

(c) 2019 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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