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Well DUH! Calendar entries from the weekend

Stupid Science
In the 1800s, smoking tabacco was considered safe, but matches weren't. Poisonous phosporous was used to ignite the matches, called Lucifers. This led to a deformity of the bones called phossy jaw, particularly prevalent among workers in the match factories. Another unfortunate side effect resulted from the invention of matches: It made smoking so much easier that the number of smokers increased rapidly.

Dumb Crooks
In 1991, a Florida man who weighed 475 pounds was arrested in an airport after a police dog sniffed out ten pounds of cocaine that the man had hidden in the folds of his enormous stomach.
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