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Calendar Jul 30

Jul 30, 1918

Captain Sarret of France made the first parachute jump from an aeroplane.

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Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw,
1856-1950

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WEIRD FACT OF THE DAY
ORCHID

ORCHID

Orchids take their name from the Greek word 'orchis' which means testicle.

The reference is to the shape of the flower's roots. Before they were given the name 'orchid' they were sometimes known as 'ballocks stones'.

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