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From the "Duh! The Dumbest Things Ever Said or Done" Calendar

Feb. 10:
Dumb Ways to Die

The Greek playwright Aeschylus was struck down by the oddest of freak deaths: killed by a falling turtle.
A tortoise had been plucked from the ground by an eagle and carried high into the sky. The eagle apparently mistook Aeschylus's bald head for a rock and dropped the turtle to smash it open upon the rock that was Aeschylus's cranium.

Feb. 11:
Clear Thinking on a Cloudy Day

Writer Kim Hubbard: "One good think about inflation is that the fellow who forgets his change nowadays doesn't lose half as much as he used to."

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