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               Ancient Astronomers                        will be a murder in the house.                 - Knives stay sharp longer once they have
                                                                                                         “tasted” their owners blood.
                  Continued from Page 14                  - To remove a birthmark, rub it with a duck’s

                                                          foot. (No word of whether it should be attached
                 The Big Horn wheel has been dated to     to the duck.)                                      POINTS TO PONDER
          A.D. 1000-1400, and Moose Mountain to about
          2,000 years ago. The markers - this time neat   - Don’t throw out hair trimmings. If a bird uses
          piles of stones - pick out important dates in the  your hair for a nest, you’ll be prone to constant  “Nothing will ever be attempted if all objections
          sky: the summer solstice and the rising of the  headaches.                                     must be first overcome.” - Samuel Johnson
          bright stars  Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius, and
          Fomalhaut.  There are lots of other medicine    -  Your best chance of recovering from being   “To love and win is the best thing; to love and
          wheels and similar constructions in North       struck by lightning is to be buried up to your  lose the next best.” - William  Makepeace
          America, many of which are so damaged that its  neck in the ground.                            Thackeray
          impossible to reconstruct their original
          alignments. But since the positions of dawn and  - Carrying St. John’s wort keeps the devil from  “Nothing in life is to feared. It is only to be
          the risings of  stars have changed a little over  coming any closer than nine steps away from  understood.” - Marie Curie
          the centuries, it’s possible to date the        you.
          construction of them (and all the others) by                                                   “Could a greater miracle take place than for us
          accurate scientific methods.                    -  The pains of childbirth can be lessened by  to look through each other’s eye for an instant?”
                                                          untying all knots in the house and unbraiding  - Henry David Thoreau
          KEEPING AN EYE ON THE SKY                       the woman’s hair.
                                                                                                         “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction
          It’s mot surprising that great civilizations like                                              that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or loved
          the Egyptians and the Mayans could develop a    -  To cure a headache, rub your fingers under  in spite of ourselves.” - Victor Hugo
          kind of astronomy.  What’s amazing is that      your arms really hard and then smell them.
          people from the Stone  Age - or people still                                                   Everyone has a talent.  What is rare is the
          living Stone Age lifestyles - also had detailed  - To be successful in all you do, carrying a bat’s  courage to follow the talent to the dark places
          knowledge of astronomy. Native  Americans,      heart with you at all times.
                                                                                                         where it leads.” - Erica Jong.
          nomads in the Sahara Desert, and even genuine
          cavemen were doing the math and measuring       - Break the shell of a boiled egg after eating it to
          the angles. How many people today could build   keep witches from traveling in it.             “You don’t get to choose how you’re going to
                                                                                                         die or when. You can only decide on  how you
          an astronomical observatory out of lumps of                                                    are going to live now.” - Joan Baez
          rock? []                                        - A girl who eats chicken gizzards will have big
                                                          breasts.
                                                                                                         “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
                       STRANGE                                                                           And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt
                                                          - To avoid bad luck after seeing an ambulance,
                 SUPERSTITIONS                            inch your nose until your see a black or brown  them.”  - The Dalai Lama
                                                          dog.
                                                                                                         “The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the
          - A newborn’s first sneeze is lucky. Before the                                                imagination.” - Emily Dickinson
                                                          -  A mole on the buttocks foretell death by
          sneeze, the baby is under the influence of bad
                                                          hanging.
          fairies, and the new born who does not sneeze                                                  “ It is not true that love makes all things easy; it
          may become a warlock or witch.                                                                 makes us choose what is difficult.” - George
                                                          -  Swallowing young frogs whole will cure
                                                                                                         Eliot
                                                          cancer.
          - I she  really a with? Drive a nail into her
          footprint . If she returns to pull it out, she’s a                                             “Hope awakens courage. He who can implant
                                                          If you leave the house wearing a fern, you’ll
          witch.                                                                                         courage in the human soul is the best
                                                          lose your way and snakes will follow you.
                                                                                                         physician.” - Karl Von Knebel
          - Dropping an umbrella on the floor means there
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