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Meet Caroline Norton. If you have gone through a divorce and had a lawyer defend your rights , you have her to thank for it. In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely. In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children". .
"You can't beat the Axis if you get VD" A series of American propaganda posters during World War II appealed to servicemen's patriotism to protect themselves from venereal disease.
Smartest man who ever lived?? IQ estimated between 250 & 300. Taught himself 8 languages as a child & was eventually conversant ~ 40, invented another & entered Harvard, age 11 (2 yrs later than he wanted). A mathematical as well as linguistic genius and went on to teach classes in geometry and trigonometry in Texas at the age of 17. Sadly he never fulfilled his potential, preferring a lifetime of isolation and privacy. He worked a succession of menial jobs until his death at the age of 46.