Can I have it on paper, Santa?

Should he heed the latest American Pulse Survey, Santa could save himself the yearly herniative trek around the world, his famous red carry sack could be replaced by a laptop or smart phone.

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Decrypting the Kryptos

This may sound like a movie script, but it is completely true: in October 1990, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters at Langley (which, by the way, is not Langley,VA, as many believe, but the Langley suburb of McLean,VA, in case you plan to visit), unveiled a strange, intriguing sculputre named Kryptos (“hidden” in Greek),… Continue reading Decrypting the Kryptos

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Two pygmy egg-watchers: a morality tale

The word Tamagotchi comes from “tamago” (Japanese for “egg”), and “watch” (English, timepiece.) The Tamagotchi are shaped like eggs that can be opened to reveal a screen and a virtual being, or puppy.

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Young texter blazes past the world’s fastest typist

Using DVORAK instead of the traditional QWERTY keyboard, Barbara Blackburn from the US state of Oregon, became the world’s fastest typist: her top speed having been recorded at 212 words per minute. This is listed in 23rd US edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Bah Bah Black Friday

Black Friday Googles up 5,660,000 times. In fact, there are numerous Black Fridays. Financial markets tumbled on Black Friday, 24 September 1869. On Friday, 15 April 1921, British transport and rail union leaders refused to join the miners in strike, leaving them in the cold, politically.

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A dog’s breakfast explained

has been around for a year now, and BF – the blog’s generous, gentle and simply brilliant Godfather, decided to give it a thorough internal checkup. Content will continue to be ToingToinged! regularly.

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