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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

Claim is the original “QWERTY” keyboard design was laid out so a seller of the machine could easily tap out “typewriter” using only letters on the top alpha row.

Colorado’s mountains outnumber Switzerland’s mountains 6-to-1.

Q. What’s an “autologus blood transfusion”?

A. The procedure wherein you receive your own blood - stored in advance of expected surgery.

For sale in South Africa sometime back was an elixir, purportedly containing ground rhino horn, which came in a bottle labeled: “Rub on the eyebrows to attract women.”

Q. What kind of bird does backward somersaults in flight?

A. Tumbler pigeon.

Advisers say peanut butter won’t stick to the roof of your mouth - hear this, arachibutyrophobiacs - if you mix honey into it.

Q. When was the legal concept of alimony first put into effect?

A. In 1857. The British Matrimonial Causes Act proclaimed a husband’s legal responsibility went on after a marriage ended. Before then, a husband could either take off or turn his wife out without paying anything.

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