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Boston’s Beacon Hill used to be 58 feet higher than it is today—back in the early 19th century, the hill was excavated to provide huge amounts of fill for the shoreline and bodies of water such as Mill Pond. The excavation of Beacon Hill and the subsequent “massive filling” increased Boston’s land mass by 150 percent.

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The old wives’ tale of “storm babies”, babies born as a result of large storms, actually has some merit. A scientific review of delivery data and local barometric pressure found that sudden changes in barometric pressure increased the chances of rupture of the fetal membrane and the start of the delivery process.

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