In 1892 a woman died at Albany who had for a number of years been possessed with an uncontrollable desire to swallow all sorts of indigestible substances. A record kept by the physician who performed the autopsy gives the following as a list of the articles found in her stomach: Fifty-one hairpins, 16 needles, 3 darning needles, 32 nails of all sizes, 2 screws, 3 pieces of iron rod 3 inches long and one-fourth of an inch thick, 2 rolls of hair, 2 pieces of wood and 3 pieces of cloth, each of the latter being about 5 inches long and an inch wide. — St. Louis Republic.
A Dramatic Unity
Manager — Why don't you pay better attention? You nearly always miss your cue.
Actor (who hasn't seen the ghost walk for some time) — I guess I don't miss my cue any oftener than you miss my V or X. — Detroit Free Press.
Saturday, August 9, 2008