It is illegal in American Samoa to beg with the aid of a public address system.
Adders are the only venomous snakes in Britain, but their sting is generally no more dangerous than that of a wasp. More people die from nut allergies and insect stings every year than are killed by adder bites in a century.
The first commercial chewing gum appeared in 1871, after Thomas Adams (1818-1905) had previously failed to make car tyres from the same ingredients.
Samuel Sorensen Adams (1879-1963) invented itching powder, sneezing powder, squirting lapel flowers and 700 other joke shop items.
An Adamite is someone who, for religious reasons, goes around in public with no clothes on.
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