Monthly Archives: January 2018

Klepht

Klephts were highwaymen turned self-appointed armatoloi, anti-Ottoman insurgents, and warlike mountain-folk who lived in the countryside when Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire.

They were the descendants of Greeks who retreated into the mountains during the 15th century in order to avoid Ottoman rule. They carried on a continuous war against Ottoman rule and remained active as brigands until the 19th century.

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Mathematics and Art

“Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful.”

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Alien Hand Syndrome

Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is a condition in which a person experiences their limbs acting seemingly on their own, without control over the actions.

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Trash Interceptor

In its first 18 months of operation, it removed more than 350 tons of litter from Baltimore’s landmark and tourist attraction, including approximately 200,000 bottles, 173,000 potato chip bags, and 6.7 million cigarette butts.

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Art Young

I am antagonistic to the money-making fetish because it sidetracks our natural selves, leaving us no alternative but to accept the situation and take any kind of work for a weekly wage […] We are caught and hurt by the system, and the more sensitive we are to life’s highest values the harder it is to bear the abuse.

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Jenkem

Jenkem is a supposed inhalant and hallucinogen created from fermented human waste.

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Bear

The story tells of a lonely librarian in northern Ontario who enters into a sexual relationship with a bear. The book has been called “the most controversial novel ever written in Canada”.

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Egoboo

Egoboo /ˈiːɡoʊbuː/ is a colloquial expression for the pleasure received from public recognition of voluntary work.

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