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By Samantha Weaver
The Times 

Strange But True


February 1, 2018

* It was Italian novelist, philosopher and university professor Umberto Eco who made the following sage observation: “Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.”

* The average (presumably non-bearded) man will shave at least 20,000 times over the course of his lifetime.

* Although it is a dog, the dhole, which is native to Asia, doesn’t bark; to communicate with other members of its pack, it whistles. Evidently, that high-pitched sound carries better than low-pitched barking...

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