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Leslie’s Trivia Bits - test your knowledge

LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: August 26, 2019
The idea of counting sheep to fall asleep might come from a fable in the 12th-century book “Disciplina clericalis.” To help a king fall asleep, the royal storyteller invents the tale of a man who buys a thousand sheep at a fair. While bringing the sheep home, the man has to carry them across a river, which he does three sheep at a time. That’s a lot of trips back and forth. Just hearing about it put the king to sleep.

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