Sunday, May 25, 2008

Trouble About Dead Folks


Massachusetts is inclined to claim Daniel Webster even if he was born in New Hampshire. Just here arises the trouble that by the same rule Massachusetts will have to give up Benjamin Franklin to Pennsylvania. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

Babylonian Wheat

According to the accounts found in the library of Nebuchadnezzar, wheat cost about 10 cents of our money a bushel and wine 11 cents a "cupful," about two quarts.


An examination of the earthen vases found at Troy and elsewhere shows that they must have been turned on a potter's wheel, just as are those nowadays.

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