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Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel
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It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "It has been said that" unearthing the following curious tidbits:

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan It has been said that we need just three things in life: Something to do, Something to look forward to And someone to love. It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. - Kofi Annan It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. - Sir Winston Churchill It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. - Samuel Butler It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell. It has been said that there is more caffeine in tea than in coffee, can that be true? It has been said that Columbus was inspired to discover the New World after hearing a story in an Irish port. What was the port, what was the story and did Columbus really visit Ireland?

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