STRENGE BUT TRUE • It was Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri who made the following sage observation: “Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.” • Romans thought that roses could prevent drunkenness. • The neon sign was invented in France ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!