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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 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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