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|21 July 2016|
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How to appreciate jazz without really trying.
File sharing is theft (read all the way through before you send me angry emails).
How to build a computer out of black holes.
Why is the sky blue?.
Does the Universe have granularity?.
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number).
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Did you know...
- ... that female red-backed buttonquails and yellow-legged buttonquails (illustrated, left) rely on their mates to incubate the eggs and raise the young, and start breeding afresh with different males?
- ... that Leonid Solodkov was the last recipient of the title Hero of the Soviet Union?
- ... that the value of gambling using virtual cosmetic weapon skins for the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was estimated at $2.3 billion in 2015?
- ... that María Isabel Maya Pineda won two elections in under 120 days, and three over a three-year period?
- ... that the cinema organ in Kino Babylon is the only one in Germany played at its original location?
- ... that Green Bay Packers rookie offensive lineman Kyle Murphy wore two jerseys in the same game in college?
- ... that Samiun dan Dasima (1971), which featured explicit sexuality, garnered an award for best child actor?