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By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

No megalopolis was the Troy of Helen and the Trojan Horse. It covered only seven acres.

On file among our love and war man’s chauvinistic quotations is that line by the experienced romanticist Lord Byron: “It is easier to die for a woman one loves than to live with her.”

Q. All oil floats on water, right?

A. Not all. Oil of cloves doesn’t.

Nor oil of wintergreen. Some are heavier than water.

If you sing a high note while the doctor’s tongue depressor is in your mouth, it may prevent gagging - yours, not the doctor’s.

About 25 feet a day is the normal browsing speed of a snail.

You see many a jogger, not necessarily English, with many a dog, not necessarily mad, go out in the noonday sun. Pretty picture. But though a long run on a hot day may be good for the jogger, who perspires, it’s not all that good for the dog, who doesn’t. Or so say the pet protectors.

Q. Do hurricanes ever collide?

A. They don’t. One weakens, and they rotate past year other.

Maryland law stipulated you had to believe in God to serve in public office there. Until the U.S. Supreme Court struck it down in 1961.

“A la mode” means “in the manner of.” Had nothing to do with ice cream, originally.

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