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Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:57 PM

Strange but True

• To visit every child in the world, Santa Claus would need to travel at 3,000 times the speed of sound. But who says he couldn’t? Not us! He’s Santa!

• If you were drafted during the American Civil War, you could legally pay someone $300 (roughly equivalent to $5,000 earned by an unskilled worker in 2018) to go in your place. The practice, known as commutation, was actually intended to raise money for the war effort.

• Need a morning pickme- up? A cup of java is most effective if consumed between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

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