Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Trivia # 61: Read a Child a Book You Like Day

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Did you know... 

... that today is Read a Child a Book You Like Day? This day
celebrates the birthday (1856) of Kate Douglas Wiggin, author
of "Rebecca at Sunnybrook Farm" and other wonderful children's
stories. Share a book you've loved for a long time with a
child you love now!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quotes

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"Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant
it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem
than the person at the bottom."

-- Sandra Day O'Connor 

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Live life and take chances. Believe that everything happens
for a reason and don't regret. Love to the fullest and you
will find true happiness in life. Realize that things go wrong
and people change, but things do go on. Sometimes things
weren't meant to be. What is supposed to happen will work its
way out."

-- Author Unknown

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Trivia # 60: Elephant Appreciation Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Elephant Appreciation Day? Take time today
to work towards preserving elephants and other wild animals.
You can also take your favorite Republican out to lunch if you
like. ;-)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents,
the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people
you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly
have defeated age."

-- Sophia Loren

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trivia # 59: Comedy Love Story Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Comedy Love Story Day? Comedians Jerry
Stiller and Anne Meara got married on this day in 1953. And
because of that union, we're now entertained by their son,
actor Ben Stiller! Watch your favorite comedy today with
someone you love.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Trivia # 58: Bonanza Birthday

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Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of Bonanza? The top-rated
western show for many years, "Bonanza" premiered in 1959. It
was the first hour-long dramatic series to use the new-fangled
color technology. ;-)

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Trivia # 57: National Emergency Responders Day

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Did you know...

... that today is National Emergency Responders Day? On the
11th day of the 9th month, celebrate the people who respond to
911 calls and other emergencies, from police to nurses, from
ambulance drivers to fire personnel. Keep all those responders
near and dear to your heart!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quotes

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Today's Inspirational Quote:

"If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next
generation, it would be the ability for each individual to
learn to laugh at himself."

-- Charles Schulz

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Trivia # 56: Amalthea Discovery Day

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Did you know... 

... that today is Amalthea Discovery Day? In 1892, American
astronomer Edward Barnard discovered Jupiter's fifth moon,
Amalthea. It was the first moon of Jupiter to be discovered
since Galileo's original discovery of the first four moons of
Jupiter in 1610. Celebrate by spending some time looking up at
the stars and planets tonight!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Trivia # 55: Father of Country Music

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Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of the Father of Country Music?
Jimmie Rodgers, known for his rhythmic yodeling, was born in
Meridian, Mississippi, in 1897. Trivia fans: Rodgers' affinity for
entertaining came at an early age, and the lure of the road was
irresistible to him. By age 13, he had twice organized and begun
traveling shows, only to be brought home by his father!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would
ever get done."

-- Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is
something you must always remember. You are braver than you
believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll
always be with you."

-- Winnie the Pooh

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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Today's Inspirational Quote:

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:
To rise above the little things."

-- John Burroughs

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quotes

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"Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find
your treasure."

-- Paulo Coelho

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trivia # 54: Cherry Garcia

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Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of Cherry Garcia? In 1987,
lawyers for Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and Jerry Garcia of the
Grateful Dead finally came to an agreement to allow Ben &
Jerry to create a new flavor of ice cream: Cherry Garcia. Yum,
yum. Celebrate today by grabbing a bowl of your favorite ice
cream!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Trivia # 53: Magna Carta Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Magna Carta Day? At Runnymede, England, King
John of England signed the Magna Carta in 1215. This first
charter of English liberties was the basis for American
democratic thought.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust
your gut extinct."

-- Paula Abdul

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quotes

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"If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that
every experience develops some latent force within you, you
will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your
circumstances may seem to be."

-- John R. Miller

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quotes

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"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who
will get you where you want to go, no one else."

-- Les Brown 

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quotes

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"If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved
the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve
the same results."

-- Tony Robbins

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Trivia #52: Presidential Marriage Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Presidential Marriage Day? In an 1886 White
House ceremony, President Grover Cleveland married Frances
Folsom. He was the first and only U.S. president to marry at
the White House while in office.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Trivia # 51: Niagara Falls Tightrope Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Niagara Falls Tightrope Day? In 1859,
Frenchman Charles Blondin aka Jean Francois Gravelet crossed
Niagara Falls on a tightrope! It took him five minutes. 25,000
spectators stood and stared as he made his way across the
falls in a most dangerous Odyssey ... one he had made several
times before on stilts; carrying another man on his back;
pushing a wheelbarrow; and even once, blindfolded. What some
people do with nothing but spare time on their hands! ;-)

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in
your own way."

-- Christopher Morley

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Trivia # 50: Wonder Girl of the Air Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Wonder Girl of the Air Day? On this date in
1930, English aviator Amy Johnson completed the first solo
airplane flight from England to Australia. She had started the
trip 23 days earlier on May 5th. Because of this feat and
others, she was known as the wonder girl of the air.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is
freedom from fear."

-- Aung San Suu Kyi

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating
yourself."

-- George Bernard Shaw

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. That's
what I have to say. The second is only part of the first."

-- Anna Quindlen

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All
life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the
better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your
coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly
rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be
so afraid of a tumble."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people
ask better questions, and as a result, they get better
answers."

-- Anthony Robbins 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Trivia # 49: Barbie's Birthday

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Did you know...

... that today is Barbie's birthday? Ruth Handler created the
Barbie doll on this date in 1959, naming her after her
daughter Barbara. Trivia fans: Barbie is from Willows, Wis.,
and attended Willows High School, she has had more than 108
careers, and Barbie and Ken broke up on Valentine's Day in
2004 after 43 years together. But they're still "friends." ;-)

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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Today's Inspirational Quote:

"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of
this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of
sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today,
but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."

-- Dale Carnegie

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Trivia # 48: "Happy Birthday to You" Birthday

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Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of "Happy Birthday to You"?
Mildred J. Hill composed the tune for a song then known as
"Good Morning to All," first published in 1893, as a greeting
song for teachers to sing to their students. Her sister Patty
Smith Hill wrote the lyrics and, in 1924, added a stanza that
became the now popular birthday song, "Happy Birthday to You."
So think of Mildred and Patty whenever you sing out the
birthday song. ;-)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Trivia # 47: Nile River Tunnel

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Did you know... 

... that today is the anniversary of the Nile River Tunnel?
The first tunnel under the Nile River was completed on March
2, 1998. The tunnel was dug to make room for a subway to run
under the Nile between the different sections of the city of
Cairo, Egypt. 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Trivia # 46: International Optimism Month

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Did you know...

... that today is the beginning of International Optimism
Month? Take time this month to overcome your natural or
unnatural pessimism and be happy. Be optimistic! :-)

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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Today's Inspirational Quote:

"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable
to the child as it is to the caterpillar."

-- Bradley Miller

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Trivia # 46: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of the Mardi Gras in New
Orleans? The first Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans was
held in 1827. The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple
(symbolic of justice), green (symbolic of faith) and gold
(symbolic of power). Celebrate by having your own party!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Trivia # 45: Let's All Eat Right Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Let's All Eat Right Day? Celebrate the
birthday of nutritionist Adelle Davis who was famous for
advocating healthy eating, especially via her bestselling
book, "Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit."

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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Today's Inspirational Quote:

"Life is a series of commas, not periods."

-- Matthew McConaughey

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Trivia # 44: Actors in Control Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Actors in Control Day? In 1953, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz signed a contract for $8 million to continue producing and starring in the "I Love Lucy Show" on CBS. It was the richest contract in television at that time.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be
happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by
fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of
achievement."

-- Golda Meir

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and
receive without forgetting."

-- Elizabeth Bibesco

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Trivia # 43: Special Person Day

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Did you know...

... that today is Special Person Day? In 1997, a school
district in Hillsborough, New Jersey, banned the celebration
of Valentine's Day because it is actually a religious
celebration of St. Valentine. They renamed the celebration
Special Person Day. Regardless of what you might call it,
Happy Valentine's Day to all!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trivia # 42 - American Magazine Day

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Did you know...

... that today is American Magazine Day? In 1741, Andrew
Bradford of Pennsylvania published "The American Magazine,"
the first magazine in America (published three days before Ben
Franklin's "General Magazine." "The American Magazine" lasted
only three issues.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and
we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of
happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first
calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort
somewhere."

-- Jane Austen

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Trivia # 41 - All the News That's Fit to Print Anniversary

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Did you know...

... that today is the All the News That's Fit to Print
Anniversary? On February 10, 1897, the New York Times slogan
first appeared: All the News That's Fit to Print. It was the
winner of a contest organized by its new owner, Adolph
Ochs. Trivia buffs: some of the entries included "Clean, crisp,
bright, snappy; read it daily and be happy;" "Aseptic
journalism up to date;" "Full of meat, clean and neat;" and
"You do not want what the New York Times does not print."

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Trivia # 40 - Hershey Chocolate

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Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of the Hershey Chocolate Company? In 1894, the Hershey Chocolate Company was founded by Milton Hershey. Hooray for chocolate and hooray for Milton!
Who loves chocolate? Definitely I would say "yes" if someone asks me. Love month, chocolates month also I think. So why do chocolates became the famous gift of a boy to a girl? How are love and chocolates related? Well, I've read that it is because Chocolate contains high level of phenylethylamine, a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that promotes feelings of rapture, associated with being in love. Great isn't it?

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not
really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else."

-- Mitch Albom

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote

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The happiest people don't have everything they want. They make the most out of what they already have. Misery starts when a person looks at the 10% MISSING and overlooks the 90% BLESSING. We all have our own share of blessings. Some get them FAST. Some WAIT for a long time. What's important is, it comes at a TIME we most need it. God knows best and He will give the best in HIS OWN time.
A friend send this text message to me this morning and somehow I felt relieved upon reading it. I know this is very very true. I can say that I am in the stage of waiting for something important in my future. I know I have to wait. It will be given to me if I deserves it. Much better to appreciate all of the blessings everyday.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Trivia # 39 - Cardiff Giant

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Did you know...

... that today is Cardiff Giant Hoax Day? In 1870, the Cardiff Giant, supposed to be a petrified human, was exposed as a hoax by George Hull, the man who had carved the Giant out of gypsum. The Giant was named after the town where he was discovered: Cardiff, New York.


The Giant That Fooled the World
...the incredible tale of history's weirdest hoax

When George Hull left his weed-choked, debt-ridden tobacco farm outside Binghamton, N.Y., and headed west in 1868 to seek better fortune, he thought maybe he'd go prospecting for gold. But he never reached gold country. On the way, 90 years ago, he stumbled on something more precious than the yellow metal: human gullibility.

The result was one of the most successful scientific hoaxes in history. On a total investment that probably didn't top $4000, Hull netted a profit estimated at $30,000 to $60,000 -- a small fortune in those days.

Hull's hoax was the famous Cardiff Giant -- a 12-foot statue of a man, secretly made, secretly buried, and then "discovered." Hull had a fabulous double-barreled lie to go with it: It was either a petrified man or an ancient statue -- take your choice. Not only the general public, but many learned men, paid to see it and swallowed it whole.
image: google images

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