“Physical Law”

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While perusing an old newspaper, specifically St. Cloud Times, May 10, 1946, this amusing short verse by Esther Baldwin York caught my attention:

Little boys and cookie jars
Gravitate together.
Separate them by a shelf
It’s a question whether
It will be a stool or chair
For the best ascent,
Or the jar hooked off the edge
“By an accident.”
Little boys and cookie jars
Magnetize each other.
You won’t find it in a book;
But just ask any mother!

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com

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