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JEST ANECDOTE

A MAN CONDUCTED THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENT: HE TOOK
A GLASS OF WATER AND A GLASS OF ALCOHOL AND
PLACED A LIVE WORM IN EACH. HE OBSERVED THAT IN
THE WATER, THE WORM SWAM ABOUT WHILE IN THE
ALCOHOL THE WORM CURLED UP AND DIED. HE DREW THE
CONCLUSION THAT IF YOU DRINK, YOU'LL NEVER GET
WORMS.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; NEWARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00001971 EARLY

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