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Halifax can yet be made to rise above the detritus of its past

Toothpaste tubes are very interesting. This apparently innocuous convenience carries with it many properties, including a variety of taboos. When the tube was made of soft, leadlike metal it became frowned upon to squeeze it from anywhere else except the bottom. It was considered both rude and uncouth to squeeze it in the middle because this behaviour resulted in some of the paste being forced to the bottom of the tube, thereby making it more inconvenient for the next user. In fact, ...

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