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Strange But True



• It was American journalist, satirist, critic and editor H.L. Mencken who made the following observation: “For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of thenot worth-knowing.”

• In a standard deck of playing cards, the only king without a mustache is the king of hearts.

• If you ever make a trip to Alaska, you might want to keep in mind the fact that it is illegal there to wake a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking its picture.

• Those who study such things claim that when a glass breaks, the cracks travel along the glass at a speed of more than 3,000 miles per hour.

• You probably know that the Wright Brothers made the first powered airplane flight in Kitty Hawk, NC. It was Dec. 17, 1903, and Orville piloted the aircraft a total of 120 feet. You might not be aware, however, that the length of that flight is shorter than the wingspan on one of today’s Boeing 747s.

• An autumn visit to a corn maze in North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom last year turned disastrous for Anne Moon. When she reached her hand into a pen to pet a pig, the pig (named Ginger, incidentally) took Moon’s hand into its mouth. The pig released the hand unharmed but kept the diamond out of the woman’s engagement ring. The farmer who owned the attraction, Paul Caygill, then had to spend days searching for the gemstone in the pig’s refuse.

• The next time you’re looking at a map and see a “you-are-here” arrow pointing to your current location, you’ll know that the arrow is technically known as an ideo locator.

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