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A Wordy Love Confession Of The Worthy?

Image: DeviantArt With tragic air the love-lorn heir Once chased the chaste Louise; She quickly guessed her guest was there To please her with his pleas. Now at her side he kneeling sighed, His sighs of woeful size; ‘Oh, hear … Continue reading

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50 Well-Known Proverbs Updated For The Digital Age

1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to use the net, and he won’t bother you for a while. 2. Keep your Facebook friends close and your blocked friends closer. 3. … Continue reading

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Strange Addresses And The Ingenuity Of Postmen

My previous post titled An Ingenious Postman told an anecdote of a resourceful postman who was able to deliver a letter despite the ambiguity of the address. This post includes several more instances in which a postman was able to successfully deliver … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day Of The Week

Image: DeviantArt On the thirty-second day of the thirteenth month of the eighth day of the week, On the twenty-fifth hour of the sixty-first minute we’ll find all things that we seek. They are there in the limbo of Lollipop … Continue reading

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Lewis Carroll’s Weird Sylogisms

A syllogism is a form of logical argument in which a conclusion is drawn from two or more premises that are assumed to be true using deductive reasoning. For instance, 1. All men are mortal. 2. Socrates is a man. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Streams

Image: Flickr Beautiful streams, that flow onward forever, Blessing the green earth wherever they flow, Down the steep mountain-side gushing to sever, In the fair valleys and meadows below; Singing amid the tall reeds as they wander, Nursing the lily-bell … Continue reading

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Angelo Faticoni: A Man They Could Not Drown

Angelo Faticoni (1859-1931) was a professional stunt artist who performed a number of impressive feats of buoyancy such as staying afloat in the water for fifteen hours despite having a twenty pounds of lead tied to his ankle and swimming … Continue reading

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