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Does anyone in your family refuse to recognize reality? Decline to accept the truth? Choose not to see what’s in clear sight? No doubt, no doubt. It’s a self-defense common to all. Your brain filters what you see. That “plain as the nose on your face” phrase makes the point. You see both sides of your nose, but only if you look with intent. Otherwise, you never notice.

Breast milk kills bacteria, too.

Q. Is any barnyard animal smarter than a pig?

A. Not unless there’s a dolphin or a chimp out there in the hay. The pig is smarter than all but the hired man, and as once noted, come Saturday night you might even lose a bet on that.

Q. What stopped Islam’s great advance into the middle of Africa a thousand years ago?

A. The tsetse fly - with its deadly sleeping sickness.

Why sea lions swallow rocks is still not perfectly clear - except to them, maybe.

Typically, that bird called the Tasmanian hen mates with two males, almost always brothers.

Inmates of a prison in England were invited to further their education with correspondence courses. Two signed up for “Scaffold Construction.” They went over the wall on their homework.

In Haiti, purse snatching was long a crime punishable by death.

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