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Curious Facts for Curious People

The Press Herald, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1936


  • It takes the average man eleven minutes to find what he wants in a medicine cabinet.
  • The male bee is quite irresponsible and cannot be trusted in matters of great importance.
  • There are 45,679,345 types of floor lamps east of the Mississippi alone.
  • Teething babies should never be fed hot chestnuts or corn on the cob.
  • The caloric content of toothpicks is very low.
  • Polar bears make poor house pets.

Pink Spinach

The Republic, Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, February 6, 1936

A Holyoke (Mass.) chemist has found a way to change the color of spinach from green to pink, but doesn’t say why.

“Resting Well” After “Celebrating” Her Divorce

Chicago Tribune, Illinois, March 9, 1934

In The Tribune of Feb. 26 we read that Mrs. Massie is “resting well” after “celebrating” her divorce. On Feb. 27 we are informed that members of the family of Gerald Peck, who was murdered, were “crushed by the news.” In today’s Tribune we read of New Yorks “worst winter,” of Lady Sibell’s “sincere public apology,” and of Dr. Wynekoop’s “confession,” all appearing on the first page. On the back page a line under an illustration tells of the walls of ice that almost “hide” the tall buildings. If the use of quotation marks in certain instances is intended to convey a hidden meaning, kindly explain your system.

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