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Sep 22, 1997

Research published in the Journal of the Institute of Economic Affairs concluded that soccer clubs do not benefit from sacking their managers.

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The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

Blaise Pascal,
1623-1662

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WEIRD FACT OF THE DAY
MANSFIELD Jayne (1933-1967)

MANSFIELD Jayne (1933-1967)

While at the University of Texas, the future sex symbol Jayne Mansfield won many beauty titles including:

"Miss Photoflash,"
"Miss Magnesium Lamp"
"Miss Fire Prevention Week."

She turned down the title of "Miss Roquefort Cheese," which she felt "just didn't sound right".

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