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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Temporarily Insane


February 19 is...
Temporary Insanity Day

NO! I am not kidding! Actually, that's how the day made the calendar. February 19 is the first day a plea of temporary insanity was accepted as a plea in court.
"Complete madness" was first established as a defense to criminal charges by the common-law courts in late-thirteenth-century England. By the eighteenth century, the complete madness definition had evolved into the "wild beast" test. Under that test, the insanity defense was available to a person who was "totally deprived of his understanding and memory so as not to know what he [was] doing, no more than an infant, a brute, or a wild beast" (Feigl 1995, 161).
Of course, our celebration of Temporary Insanity Day hopefully will NOT result in any acts of violence. Let's make this day fun with crazy antics that just simply make others smile and laugh!
 
There are many degrees of insanity...


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Go insane! Have an absolute blast!

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