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Monday, April 23, 2018

We owe much of western civilization and culture to ancient Rome. And it is not just representational government and public sewage systems. Roman culture and history pervade much of our daily life.

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Today's Random Fact:

Romans were highly superstitious and feared anything to do with the left, which is why their words for "left" and "left-handed"; sinister and sinstra, gave us the modern meaning of "sinister."

Bonus Fact:

The first-ever shopping mall was built by the Emperor Trajan in Rome. It consisted of several levels and more than 150 outlets that sold everything ranging from food and spices to clothes.