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|24 December 2018|
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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 Marc Bloch (pictured), one of the most influential historians of the 20th century, was also a French Resistance fighter and was executed by the Gestapo in 1944?
- ... that the white wagtail is the national bird of Latvia?
- ... that selfish genetic elements are genes that can invade a population even though they are harmful to the individuals carrying them?
- ... that in 1947, state representative Rose M. Poole was part of a Republican majority in the Oregon House of Representatives that outnumbered Democrats 58 to 2?
- ... that the surrender of Valjala Stronghold in 1227 finalized the Crusader conquest of Estonia?
- ... that in her second novel, Echoes, Maeve Binchy underscores the paucity of educational opportunities in small Irish towns before the introduction of free secondary education in 1967?
- ... that Alexis Hartmann developed a new technique for testing blood sugar levels while he was still a medical student?
- ... that Australian rules footballer Will Schofield played on in a match despite a compound dislocation of his finger?