Journal: News & Comment

Sunday, August 15, 2004
# 11:01:00 PM:

New things at the end

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So often we learn things about people only after they're dead. Did you know, for instance, that Julia Child worked for the CIA (actually its precursor, the OSS) before she learned to cook? I sure didn't.

UPDATE: Ken at the office discovered that during World War II she helped develop a shark repellent that prevented the fish from bumping into and detonating underwater explosives that were meant for German U-Boats. So, in short, Julia Child spent her early career keeping sharks from blowing themselves up.


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