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The Sneeze Felt Round the World

On this day in 1894, Fred Ott sneezed. Or he sneezed at least once. He did take a puff of snuff before sneezing, and I imagine snuff must be hell on the nasal passages. So maybe Fred Ott sneezed 100 times on January 7, 1894  – we’ll never know. But we do know he sneezed at least once. How do we know this? Because Fred Ott sneezed while in the employ of the Edison Manufacturing Company, where apparently even your sneezes belong to the boss. Read the rest of this entry

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