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Antidote against mice

Gather wild mint, put it where you wish to keep them out, and they will not trouble you. 1852

 

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 Victorian actress Sarah Bernhardt used to sleep in a coffin because she said it helped her to understand the tragic roles she had to play.

     

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