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Strange But True

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver --- * It was noted American journalist, satirist and cultural critic H.L. Mencken who made the following sage observation: “Whenever ‘A’ attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon ‘B’, ‘A’ is...

 

Strange But True

* In Finland, it is traditional to pay a visit to the steam baths on Christmas Day. Nice and clean, Finns then put on new clothes before enjoying their Christmas dinner, which is served in the evening. * The nation of Canada has the longest...

 

Strange But True

* It was 17th-century English novelist and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton who made the following sage observation: “If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.” * If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, you might have found...

 

Strange But True

* It was 20th-century American author and college professor David Foster Wallace who made the following sage observation: “There is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value...

 

Strange But True

* It was German dramatist, poet, philosopher and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who made the following sage observation: “Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.” * At one time...

 

Strange But True

* It was beloved 20th-century American poet, memoirist and civil-rights activist Maya Angelou who made the following sage observation: “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it...

 

Strang But True

* In 1946, there were only 10,000 privately owned television sets in the United States. By 1952, that number had grown to 12 million. * Those who study such things say that the mouth of an anteater is only an inch wide. * You might be surprised to...

 

STRANGE BUT TRUE

* In Western cultures, the owl is associated with wisdom, but in some Asian countries, it’s traditionally a symbol of stupidity. * You may already know that seahorses mate for life. You may not be aware, though, that as they swim, they keep their...

 

STRANGE BUT TRUE

* It was 17th-century French philosopher Rene Descartes who made the following sage observation: “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” * Does the...

 

STRANGE BUT TRUE

* It was pioneering Mexican-American musician Carlos Santana who made the following sage observation: “The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” * Those who study...

 

Strange But True

* Those who study such things say that the three subjects that spark the most arguments in a marriage are money, children and driving. Of course, any couple that has had to figure out a teenager’s auto insurance costs already knows that. * Dogs...

 

Strange But True

* It was aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart who made the following sage observation: “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” * Those who study such things say that as we get older, we breathe more slowly. * Sure, a group...

 

Strange But True

* It was American journalist and political satirist P.J. O’Rourke who made the following sage observation: “No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test...

 

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