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By Samantha Weaver
The Times 

Strange But True

 

January 4, 2018



* The unknown soul who made the following sage observation must have been a keen observer of events: “A politician can appear to have his nose to the grindstone while straddling a fence and keeping both ears to the ground.”

* In the 17th century, a Frenchman opened a coffee shop in London and sold chocolate, newly imported from the Americas, for 10 to 15 shillings a pound. That may not sound like much until you learn that at the time, the going price of a pound gold was 20 to 30 shillings.

* Are you interested in pogonotrophy? If you’re a woman, the answer is probably no. The word,...



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