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  1. WPTYs, Disinformation, and Fake News

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    December 18, 2017 by libroshombre

      Thousands of skiers are probably despondent today, now that “WAxit” was only a runner-up for the Australian National Dictionary …
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  2. Generalizations, Circadians, and Mammothrepts

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    December 18, 2017 by libroshombre

      “All generalizations are, when you get right down to it, false, including this one,” Mark Twain once wrote, but …
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  3. Books, Books, More Books!

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Long ago I took up the banner of bibliophile Winston Churchill: “If you cannot read all your books, at …
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  4. Neologisms, Numbers, and Niceness

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Me and Aristophanes, the Greek playwright, agree that, “By words the mind is excited and the spirit elated.” That …
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  5. Swearing, Cursing, and Lying to Librarians

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    August 13, 2017 by libroshombre

      You might not be surprised to learn that the famed Bodleian Library at Oxford University has a Twitter feed …
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  6. Whores, Chops, and Measles

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    August 7, 2017 by libroshombre

      In his “Histories,” Herodotus told of Psammetichus, an Egyptian king ruling around 650 BCE, who wondered what was the …
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  7. Flamingoes, Naked Mole Rats, and Sleepers

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      The age-old mystery of how flamingoes sleep on one leg without falling over has finally been resolved. Biologists at …
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