Rome's first fire fighting crew used to force the owner of said blazing building to sell their property at a low price or let it burn to the ground.
"Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone" ~ Mark Twain on Jane Austen
"There is nobility in the struggle; you don't have to win." ~ Sharon Pollock
More was spent buying Central Park than in the purchase of Alaska.
Flying the American flag upside down is an officially recognized signal of distress. As is posting photos on this publication.
The noise of cicadas can be so noisy that it repels the birds that would ordinarily eat them.
"12% of employees eat because they are hungry. 88% of employees eat because it is 1 o’clock." ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The Mongol invasions killed so many people that the result was a global reverse climate change, cooling the planet.
Peanut butter in the United States must contain 90% peanuts. Anything less is termed "peanut spread".
The ancient Greeks believed trousers to be "ridiculous". The Romans shunned them on account of only barbarians wearing the garment.
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