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Estimated number of Japanese who have taken a “ gospel and rhythm ‚” class this year at Harlem’s Memorial Baptist Church: 300

Placebos are more effective if the drugs for which they stand in are said to be more expensive.

In Torrance, California, an African grey parrot named Nigel, who once spoke English with a British accent and had returned home after a four-year absence, began asking for someone named “Larry” and speaking Spanish.

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