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Florence Nightingale wouldn’t accept the notion that germs caused disease.

Only one wife in five tells pollsters she likes her husband just the way he is. The others would prefer at least one change - the ability to make a little more money. Not all come right out and say that. Usually, they mention it in passing, sort of, as though it weren’t important, but. …

Proverbially, the Chinese say: “A man in great haste is apt to drink with a fork.”

Claim is that the best cacao beans - the choice for chocolate - come from within 10 degrees of the equator.

A 40-year-old halibut is not so extraordinary.

Americans drank an average of a half pint of whiskey every day during the 50 years between 1790 and 1840. The Revolutionary War was over. The Civil War hadn’t started. No other several successive generations here have belted so much booze.

Dahlias were first brought to this country not as flowers but as food. Those who thought the tubers tasty expected the fine fructose therein someday would wind up in the public market. Today it is prescribed particularly for diabetics.

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