Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

James Bond, Secret Agent and Ornithologist

Ian Fleming, the creator of the literary character James Bond, drew on his passion for ornithology and dubbed…
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Sarsaparilla - Don’t Do Like the Smurfs!

In the comic strip, the Smurfs adore eating sarsaparilla. Humans beware - only the roots and the leaves…
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So, Where Does An Alexandrine Come From?

In syllabic verse, such as that used in French literature, an alexandrine is a line of twelve syllables.…
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Sherlock Holmes Never Said "Elementary My Dear Watson''

The phrase "elementary my dear Watson" does not appear in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles novels of…
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Recaptcha - An Anti-spam System That Digitizes Old Books

You've probably already used the human verification system reCAPTCHA which helps fight against spam, retyping two words written…
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Alice In Wonderland - An Autobiographical Book?

Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was a victim of visual hallucinations due to severe…
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