Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why He Sees Double


The reason that a man sees double who has gazed too long on the wine when it is red is that the nerve centers are changed by the action of the alcohol. There is a want of harmony in the action of the muscles which move the eyeballs. Consequently, instead of both eyes being focused simultaneously on an object, one eye receives an impression independently of the other. The two impressions are communicated to the brain, and the object is therefore soon twice.

The inflamed condition and loss of energy in the brain centers from overdoses of alcohol also account for the staggering gait of an intoxicated man. — New York World.

Short Boots

Robert, the eldest son of William the Conqueror, was called Short Boots, from the fact that he always wore a pair of boots that reached half way to the knee.

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