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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
Strange but true

by Samantha Weaver

• Ever wonder where we got the term “bloomers”? In the 19th century, a woman named Amelia Bloomer caused a scandal by wearing pants that exposed a whole 2 inches of her ankle.

• When pyramids are mentioned, almost everyone automatically thinks of Egypt — the world’s most famous examples are located there. The largest pyramid in the world, though, is in Mexico. Built sometime between 6 and 12 A.D., the pyramid in Cholulu de Rivadahia is 177 feet tall, and the base covers 25 acres.

• Medical science has revealed that the average human’s nose cleans, warms and humidifies more than 500 cubic feet of air every day.

• Zsa Zsa Gabor once said, “Personally I know nothing about sex because I’ve always been married.”

• In 1866, a locust was tried for its crimes, found guilty and executed.

• The original title of the movie “Field of Dreams” was “Shoeless Joe.”

• In North Carolina, there is an all-female acting group dedicated to giving modern interpretations to the female characters in William Shakespeare’s plays. The group’s name? Chickspeare.


Thought for the Day: “That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle the Vatican has overlooked.” — Bill Cosby

(c) 2003 King Features Synd., Inc.

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