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  1. Dates, Thumbs, and Popeye

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    February 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      Horace Walpole once wrote, “I sit with my toes in a brook,/ And if anyone axes forwhy?/ I hits …
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  2. Drunk Persians, Political Correctness, and Deceptive Advertising

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    November 23, 2016 by libroshombre

      Herodotus reported that the ancient Persians preferred getting drunk when deciding something important, and the next day, after sobering …
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  3. Pied Piper, Old Stewball, and Kobo

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    June 5, 2014 by libroshombre

    Michel Montaigne, the 16th century originator of the personal essay, is noted for his clear and levelheaded observations on life. …
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  4. Walpole’s Serendipity, Chaucer’s Murder, and Lifelong Learning

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    April 3, 2014 by libroshombre

    One of our culture’s great sources of serendipity, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable,” defines “serendipity “ as “a happy …
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