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Tuesday, June 2, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trivia

By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

In only one sentence is man mentioned in Charles Darwin’s classic tome “The Origin of Species.”

Bean seeds outweigh turnip seeds 132 to one.

Among all those men who signed the Declaration of Independence, only one ever saw a railroad train: Charles Carroll, who died at 95 in 1832.

“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest,” said Henry David Thoreau. You know Thoreau. Clever fellow. He devoted his life to getting more of what he wanted by wanting less.

A feline expert contends any cat that can roar can’t purr and any cat that can purr can’t roar.

Many Australians get skin cancer. And many who tend sheep are afraid some of their flock dogs will get skin cancer, too. On their noses, curiously enough.

Correspondents say it’s not extraordinary down there to tattoo certain dogs’ noses a defensive deep blue.

The first dishwasher was made of wood.

That jazz scat word “scoubidou” is not just a set of nonsense syllables. Originally, it was the name of the currency of France’s African colony Guinea. Then it turned into French slang meaning “worth next to nothing.”

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