strange but true

Tidbit of the Day — Not Funny

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From the San Francisco Call, Volume 96, Number 157, November 4, 1904, Page 7

“Mrs, H. J. Stoutenburgh. wife of a Des Moines coal operator, recently saw “Babes in Toyland” at a Chicago theater. She became so convulsed with laughter as to bring on a paralytic stroke. She was removed from the theater and taken to her hotel in a carriage. Her condition has somewhat Improved.”

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Rusty Alderson

Rusty Alderson

Retired technologist — eschewing cubicles; observer extraordinaire; perpetual student; philosopher; poet; essayist; advocate for nature and wilderness.