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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.

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