CARTOON 05-21-2020

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1. The phrase "hands down" came from the world of horse racing, when, in show of an easy victory, a jockey would loosen the tight reins and thus drop his hands to win hands down. 2. A "continental breakfast" is called such because American hotels in the 19th century wanted to appeal to travelers from abroad who were used to the lighter fare of pastries, fruit and coffee typical of continental Europe. 3. After a technical fault at the Cantina Settecani winery in Modena, Italy, red wine flowed through the taps of nearby homes!

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