I had no idea what to expect, but I knew this day would be special. I was going to finally meet my grandfather, and I couldn't contain my excitement. My grandfather was a very old and very wise man—he had been born before the Great Depression—and so I had always assumed he must be a sorcerer or something. It turned out he was not, but was rather a retired accountant who had worked at one time in the tax office for a large corporation that was now defunct and whose name no one remembers. He spent his entire working career there, but had never married and lived alone with his cat in a tiny house on the outskirts of town. When my great-grandparents passed away he inherited their home, which I think is why the house is still standing after more than twenty years.
Turns out that my grandfather kept a list of strange facts printed out, and he kept reading it over and over. The list went ...
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