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Friday, January 24, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

A 400-year-old mushroom is not unheard of.

One incidental still turns up year after year in pollsters’ surveys: Only one driver in 30 carries gloves in the car’s glove compartment.

The Chinese write a word for “good” by combining the ideograms for “woman” and “child.”

A literary historian says the German poet Gottlob Burmann elected to omit the letter “r” from all his writings and his speech, a decision that prevented him for 17 years from speaking his own name.

In our Love and War man’s files are numerous reports of men who’ve died of heart attacks during physical romance. Study of medical records research turned up 34 such cardiac cases to learn that 29 of the stricken men were engaged in extramarital affairs. More than 85 percent.

It’s known that George Washington used some sort of after-shave lotion called “Number Six.”

Q. How old was Abraham Lincoln in that picture of him on the $5 bill?

A. Age 55.

If it’s a green pepper, it’s not ripe and tastes more like a vegetable. If it’s a red pepper, it’s ripe and tastes more like a fruit. Or so say those who know the plant patterns.

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