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Thursday, April 15, 2004

A taxing, tax day did you know fact, shamelessly [but credited] stolen.

From Get Published! Issue 72, April 15, 2004
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 12:39:44 -0400
Penny C. Sansevieri, Editor, penny@booksbypen.com

Tax Day - Did You Know?

It might seem like the worst day of the year to many but be glad you didn`t live in Belgium during the middle ages. Why? Well a popular Belgian city is named after a taxing way the Flemish government once collected their dues. Antwerp comes from two words "hand" and "werp" which literally translated means "hand throw." If you lived in Belgium during the middle ages and couldn`t pay your taxes your right hand was chopped off and thrown in the Schelde river which runs through this bustling city. Don`t believe us? Check out the fine statue in the center of Antwerp dedicated to this, eh, painful tradition.

Tax extension anyone?


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