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1841: The birth of mass tourism  
Summertime is holiday time. Few corners of the Earth remain untouched or, rather, unvisited. Millions of tourists travel to destinations from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Seychelles to Lapland, each with the same goal: seeking relaxation. It all began on July 5, 1841 with a train journey and a brass band.

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Which of the following quotes is NOT by French dramatist, movie director, poet, & screenwriter Jean Cocteau?
  We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
  The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
  Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.