Saturday, December 17, 2016

Today -100: December 17, 1916: Of Christmas candy and ivy offspring


Italy bans the making of candy or cake for two weeks and the sending of candy or cake through the mails or by rail, because they don’t want people sending them to soldiers for Christmas, because they’re mean.

The birth rate among Harvard and Yale male graduates (which are the only kind they have, of course) is declining.


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