28.35 grams of prevention is worth 453.6 grams of cure

I stumbled on a new columnist recently, Martha
. She’s got some interesting
light reading:

a creeping “metricization” going on. And someday, you may finally have to admit that
kilo for kilo, it really is a better system. It’s hard for me to write that. I am
a huge fan of the United States’ resistance to conversion. The American Revolution
lives on. Give us inches or give us death!”

Gregory XIII decreed that the new year would start on January 1 instead of April 1.
People who continued to celebrate New Year’s on April 1 were teased with gag gifts
and invitations to nonexistent parties.”

the point of daylight-savings time?”

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