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Calendar Apr 18

Apr 18, 1499

At a commune near Chartres, France, a pig was found guilty of the murder of an infant and was sentenced to be hanged. Its owners were fined eight francs.

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WAKKIQUOTE

Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but noit well enougyh to lend to.

Ambrose Bierce,
1842-1914 (from The Cynic's Word Book)

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WEIRD FACT OF THE DAY
URINE

URINE

According to Francis Bacon:
'We find also that places where men urine commonly have smell of violets.
And urine, if one hath eaten nutmeg, hath so too.'

Urination was an early word for the sport of diving.

Urine words in the Oxford English Dictionary include:

All-flower-water, (n.) cow urine used as an unspecified remedy;

Lant, (v.) to add urine to ale in order to make it stronger;

Lotium, (n.) stale urine used by barbers;

Puppy-water (n.) urine of a young dog used as a cosmetic.

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