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22–Jan. 20 Jan. 21–Feb. 19 Feb. 20 –March 20 LIBRA–balanced and helpful, but can be indecisive. SCORPIO–determined and fearless, but can be spiteful. SAGITTARIUS–optimistic and energetic, but can be impulsive. CAPRICORN–loyal and humorous, but can be oversensitive. AQUARIUS–inquisitive and precise, but can be stubborn. PISCES–imaginative and agreeable, but can over-exaggerate. Necrophobia MAKING FIRE Twirling a dry twig through a hole in a plank of wood or in a tree trunk will produce enough heat to set fire to dry moss.
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42 Children’s Miscellany LUDICROUS LAWS IN GREECE If you are poorly dressed when driving on the public roads of Athens, your license may be taken away. IN SWEDEN It is illegal for parents to insult their children. IN CHINA It is against the law to save a drowning person, as such an act would interfere with his or her fate. , a man or boy cannot relieve himself standing up. IN FRANCE It is illegal for anyone to park or land a flying saucer in a vineyard. IN SAUDI ARABIA It is illegal for women to drive cars.