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Strange But True




 

 

• It was American writer Cullen Hightower who made the following sage observation: “Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.”

• Thanks to the fact that their eyes are placed on the sides of their heads, rabbits can see behind themselves without turning their heads.

• In the town of Arcadia, Calif., there is a law on the books that grants peacocks the legal right of way when crossing any street or driveway.

• Those who study such things claim that there are 293 different ways to make change for a dollar.

• In 2002, a research firm conducted a poll on Americans’ beliefs about the existence of alien life in the universe. It seems that a whopping 68 percent of us feel that the U.S. government knows about alien life but refuses to publicize that knowledge.

• The Russian Space Agency has a full-fledged space tourism program — and a popular one, at that. Despite the $20 million price tag, all the available trips were fully booked by (wealthy) civilians in 2009.

• If you and your spouse are like the average modern married couple, you spent more than $2,500 on photos and videos of your wedding.

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Thought for the Day: “I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.” — George Burns

(c) 2010 King Features Synd.,

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