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|29 June 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 the kings of the Alchon Huns practiced artificial cranial deformation (pictured) to elongate their skulls?
- ... that one side of Euston Square may have "tried to bury the murderous memories attached thereto" by changing its name to Endsleigh Gardens?
- ... that Hilmar Hoffmann, who wanted "culture for all", initiated a 15-museum complex in Frankfurt, including the first independent Jewish museum in postwar Germany?
- ... that in May 2018, the 8,000th animal was photographed for The Photo Ark project, which aims to document all 12,000 species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries worldwide?
- ... that Marie-Guite Dufay was not elected president of the regional council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in the first round of voting, despite the left holding an absolute majority of seats?
- ... that in 1917, a soldier of Troop B, Washington Cavalry wrote home that France was a "strange but wonderful land"?
- ... that coached by Harendra Singh, India's field hockey teams won gold at the 2016 Men's Junior World Cup, gold at the 2017 Women's Asia Cup, and silver at the 2018 Men's Champions Trophy?
- ... that the Shadwell forgeries, crude 19th-century fake medieval artefacts, are now sought-after collectibles in their own right?