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Thursday, June 4, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

The first no-fault divorce package became law in 1969. Clearly, it has cut down on the acrimony. But studies show it hasn’t had any effect whatsoever on the divorce rates.

Q. Who invented stilts?

A. Can only tell you their regular use probably originated in southern France. Early sheepherders strapped on such to negotiate the marshes around the Bay of Biscay.

An authority on rattlesnakes contends that most bite victims are beer-drinking young men who intentionally handle the snakes. It’s a lot easier to separate the white from the yolk if the egg is cold.

Earthworms are 72 percent protein and less than 1 percent fat. If they were prescribed as the only food in your diet, you’d lose weight, sure enough. Starve, maybe.

People like a house with an air of mystery. So says a student of architecture. One sort that will sell even when others won’t, contends this authority, is a residence with a winding entry walk that curves out of sight behind shrubbery to the front door. The dwelling is even more desirable if it has a hidden door to the attic stairs or a secret room in the basement.

Client writes: “Remember, you can’t get lost if you don’t know where you’re going.”

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