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|29 April 2015|
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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...
From Wikipedia's new and recently improved content:
- ... that Lise Tréhot (pictured) appeared in more than twenty paintings by Renoir and was the sole model for most of the female figures during his early Salon period?
- ... that in Great Britain, the term plum cake typically refers to what most Americans think of as a type of fruitcake?
- ... that the harvesting of Japanese beech trees on the slopes of Mount Izumi Katsuragi is forbidden for religious reasons?
- ... that Kangana Ranaut won both the National Film Award and Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the 2014 comedy-drama film Queen?
- ... that Wendy Sue Swanson, the Seattle Mama Doc, won the CDC's first Childhood Immunization Champion Award in 2012?
- ... that Mount Faloria, near Cortina d'Ampezzo, hosted the men's giant slalom event of the 1956 Winter Olympics?
- ... that Wendover Air Force Base has been used as a location for films including Con Air (1995), Mulholland Falls (1996), Independence Day (1996), The Hulk (2003) and The Core (2003)?
- ... that the trapdoor spider genus Eucteniza contains species named after Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, a Cylon from Battlestar Galactica, and rocker Sammy Hagar's nightclub?