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  A new page in the book of life:  Monday, 27 February, 2017

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.

Words to keep
"Familiar acts are beautiful through love." —Percy Bysshe Shelley (Prometheus Unbound)

English language
The computer term bug started with a real bug! The late computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper once explained: when she and some colleagues were having trouble with one of the first modern computers in 1945, they discovered that the cause was a moth in the electrical circuitry. "From then on," she said, "when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it." The moth has been preserved in Grace's log book.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  It can be said that every car in Japan contains parts from Britain and America. In what sense is this true?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What's the "fifth season" of Japan's climate?
A:  The June rainy season, which is common to most parts of the country outside of Hokkaido. It's like the monsoon season of Southeast Asia, but shorter and less intense.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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