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BIGGEST OYSTER SHELL IN WORLD IS GRADLE
-' FOR BOUNCING BABY .
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Shell Weighs 127 Pounds.
New Orleans, La. An oyster shell
for a cradle and a bath tub!
Harry J. Smith, Jr., five months old,
of Nw" Iberia, is' the lad "who goes
to Sleep 'and "swims" in, this bivalve's
shell, declared the largest In the
Weighing 127 pounds, the shell is
35 inches wide and 21inches long.
The oyster weighed" about 40 pounds
WHAT DO YOtT MEAN" "HE'S A
PJain, every-day slang is the ex
pression, "He's a brick," but, never
theless, ItIs of classic origin and to
trace it to'its source we must turn to
thfe pages of Plutarch's "IJves.'
WlienLycurgus ruled Sparta, accord
ing to Plutarch's story, he refused, to
build a wall of brick or stone about
the city, but depended, pn nls.-soldiers
to protect the people. When a Spartan
and was enpugh for first-banquet
course fon 100 persons with-ordinary
appetites. . "
The .shell, scientists say, must be
at least 250 years old. It ws found
in the Bussuanga sea, eff South
China coast. It is now the: property,,
of Mr. and ,Mrs. C. P. Moss of New
Iberia, and has been loaned to Smith,
Jr., for a cradle and tub.
citizen complained to him that the
city had no ,wall and was in danger
of attack the ruler replied: "Sparta
has a wajl; there is the city's wall,"
pointing to his soldiers "and every
man is a brick."
The creaking of a door may be in
stantly stopped by rubbing the hinge
with a piece of soap. It does not spoil
the look of the paint as when oil la
used. " ' .
Hfc" ' " -iiir fJls.