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Saved by a comma

Maria Fedorovna, the Empress of Russia and wife of Czar Alexander III, was well known for her philanthropy. She once saved a political prisoner from exile in Siberia by transposing a single comma in a warrant signed by her husband … Continue reading

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Virtual reality is a poor substitute

The American Congress, a few years ago, passed a law that entitles deceased war veterans to have a bugler play at their funerals. However there‚Äôs a problem; there are very few buglers around these days. So Congress decreed that a … Continue reading

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