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The following letter was written by a young gentleman to his lover under the direction and eye of his father. The understanding, however, between the lovers, was, that she should read every other line, beginning with the first. Every party was … Continue reading
A few years ago, I met someone who said that he would be able to know the title of a popular book by only reading the first line or two of the book to him. I decided to test his … Continue reading
Since Euclid prove that there is an infinite number of primes more than two millennia ago, a large number of mathematicians have been devising methods for finding large primes. Many have wasted obscene amounts of time in their search. Despite the development … Continue reading
In 1761, the Post Office in London received the following letter with an interesting superscription: About this time, twelve months ago, I sent a letter to Mr. Crow, — He lived then, when he does still: But leave this with, … Continue reading
A Moving Tavern A characteristically western arrangement for eating, drinking, and sleeping the labourers is made on the Davenport railroad. Two cars are fitted up for the purpose. One is filled up with berths on the side, as in a steamer, … Continue reading
It’s been known how determined and ingenious some postal authorities can be. There have been many anecdotes about it and here’s one of them. It’s said that a postal officer received a letter addressed to: Wood Mr. Mass.