Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Schott's Miscellany 6 January 2009

Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated the electric telegraph (1838)


In the 18th century, it was said that Belgian laborers spent a quarter of their wages on drink--on ordinary days, they took six drams, on festal days more. These drams were named:

The Worm-killer5.30am
The Eye-opener8am
The Whip11am
The Digester2pm
The Soldier5pm
The Finisher7.30pm

Authors are easy to get on with--if you're fond of children.
Michael Joseph (1897-1958)

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