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Opium


C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim , Germany ) were proud of being the biggest


producers in the world of products containing quinine and cocaine. They even gave away promotional paperweights.


Opium for asthma - at 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet, it didn't cure you - but you didn't care!


Opium for newborns. This would certainly have made them sleep - not only the opium, but also the 46% alcohol!


It's no wonder they were called "The Good Old Days" - from cradle to grave, everyone was STONED! Paulette Jackson


Weird Road Facts


1. There's one road in the UK where you have to drive on the right - it's Savoy Court in London's West End. The rule was originally introduced in 1902 so theatre-goers didn't have to cross the road to get into the theatre.


2. The shortest street in the UK is Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness. It's 2.06m long and the only thing on it is the front door of Mackay’s Hotel.


3. The shortest double yellow lines are thought to be in Caxton Street in Westminster - between a taxi rank and some parking bays. The lines in question are nine inches long.


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