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Anti-magnetic properties of the onion

The magnetic power of a compass needle, will be entirely discharged or changed by being touched with the juice of an onion.

 

As with all our historical handy hints, this is a real tip from a Victorian book. We cannot say that it'll work and it's up to you if you want to try!

 

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    The name given to the tight trousers worn by some Regency gentlemen, such as the notorious Beau Brummell and his 'dandy' followers,  as they showed off their leg muscles.

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