Sunday, May 15, 2011

Salty dreams – Cornelius Vanderbilt

American millionaire, Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), builder of railroads and ships, suffered from insomnia.

Since he was superstitious, and even prone to the occult, he eventually came up with a way to quickly and quietly fall asleep.

Before he went to bed, each leg of his bed was dipped in a big bowl full of salt!

The salt was supposed to keep the evil spirits away from Cornelius.

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