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Footnote – 1939: A Surprise In A Bottle

(This article originally appeared on page 1 of the September 12, 1939 publication of the Kansas City Times and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

A SURPRISE IN A BOTTLE.

Tom Gilroy, 68, Puts His Finger Into Trouble.

Tom Gilroy, 68 years old, absent-mindedly stuck his right forefinger in an empty pop bottle yesterday. Then he saw a wasp in the bottle. Before he could pull his finger out, the wasp stung the end of it.

Gilroy smashed the bottle against the curb. He was treated at the General hospital for a wasp sting and a laceration on his finger. Gilroy said he lived at the Helping Hand institute.

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