By Walt Hickey Surprise! As you might have heard, the first "fire department" was an private company in ancient Rome who would find a burning building, negotiate the sale of it from the owner at extortionate prices, and then put it out, otherwise they'd just let the building burn. I have no idea why I just remembered that anecdote. Anyway, according to a new study published in the
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