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The most dangerous food is wedding cake.  - James Thurber
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The Scotty Who Knew Too Much, The New Yorker (18 February 1939) - From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time. Sometimes misquoted as: "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."

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Born: December 8, 1894

Died: November 2, 1961 (aged 66)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Comedian, humorist

Bio: James Grover Thurber was an American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine then collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.

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