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Inside out and backwards

From Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement address, May 25 2017: “What about your first lecture at Harvard? Mine was Computer Science 121 with the incredible Harry Lewis. I was late so I threw on a t-shirt and didn’t realize until afterwards it was inside out and backwards with my tag sticking …

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“A touch of the absentminded genius”

In 1776, “on July 6, while Captain [Alexander] Hamilton wandered about trying to find a purse with money that he had lost—he sometimes had a touch of the absentminded genius—the local press announced [American] independence.”– Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow

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Walking in peace

I should be able to finally walk in peace, in socks and sandals, without wife criticism, now that we saw Argentina / PSG soccer star Angel Di Maria doing the same last night (when we stalked the Argentina National Team at their hotel).

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Wow, this brain is big

Dr. Francis Crick (1916-2004) knew a lot about the human body.  He got the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1962 for co-discovering DNA. Almost 30 years later, he made another discovery, as Dr. Terrence Sejnowski recalls in an interview.  Francis Crick discovered that a model (i.e. plastic) brain that had …

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Men in caves

Things that happen when men go in caves:(if they had taken a different wrong turn, that would have been the end of these fellas)  From Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: “I recollect that at one point in the cave one of these columns is of such huge proportions that …

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