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July 15, 2016

The Many Names of Charles Dickens

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Over the course of his life Dickens created hundreds of memorable characters.

He made and kept lists of possible names for future use.

Above, excerpts from a notebook he called "Memoranda" and kept from 1855 to 1865.

[via The Atlantic]

July 15, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Dice in Dice — "Always have 2 dice on hand by just having 1"

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Sounds like magic, tell us more:

From the website:

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Use these double dice to teach probability, predict numerical outcomes, and track the statistical results of repeated rolls.

Each brightly-colored translucent outer die holds a single smaller white die inside.

Set of 72 dice comes in a sturdy hexagonal tub.

For children 6 to 9 years old.

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$17.20.

Wait a sec... what's that classic commercial from the 60s I'm remembering...?

[via BoingBoing and RealityCarnival]

July 15, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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