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“One of Our Greatest, Sharpest Minds” – Terry Pratchett
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“One of Our Greatest, Sharpest Minds” – Terry Pratchett

His publisher tweeted “The world has lost one of our greatest,

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9 Surprising Things You Can Get From The Library
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9 Surprising Things You Can Get From The Library

Need a Van Gogh, fishing pole, or new resume? How

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7 Weird Writers Who Inspired The Even Weirder HP Lovecraft
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7 Weird Writers Who Inspired The Even Weirder HP Lovecraft

  HP Lovecraft, the master of the macabre, is pop

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8 Books That Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everyone Should Read
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8 Books That Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everyone Should Read

American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the smartest

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The First Recorded Opium Addict?  The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
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The First Recorded Opium Addict? The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

The opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) has been used as in

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11 Books Steve Jobs Wanted Everyone To Read NOW!!!
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11 Books Steve Jobs Wanted Everyone To Read NOW!!!

Steve Jobs was one of the most iconic and innovative

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7 Actors That Tried Their Pens At Novels
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7 Actors That Tried Their Pens At Novels

We fetishize celebrities and their lifestyles.  On television, in magazines,

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Meet Samuel Smiles – The Shut-Up-And-Get-On-With-It Victorian Self-Help Guru
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Meet Samuel Smiles – The Shut-Up-And-Get-On-With-It Victorian Self-Help Guru

The World’s first self-help book was written in the Victorian

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The Brilliantly Bad Poems of James McIntyre – Poet of Cheese
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The Brilliantly Bad Poems of James McIntyre – Poet of Cheese

James McIntyre had an unstoppable urge to write poems on

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9 Video Games Based on Classic Literature
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9 Video Games Based on Classic Literature

While there are video games based on movies and comic

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Why Do Comic Book Fans Hate Aquaman?
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Why Do Comic Book Fans Hate Aquaman?

Of all the superheroes out there, and all the decades

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Neil Gaiman
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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Neil Gaiman

You probably know that Neil Gaiman is one of the

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Science, Life, Philosophy – 7 Stephen Hawking Quotes
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Science, Life, Philosophy – 7 Stephen Hawking Quotes

With  The Theory of Everything nominated for five Oscars, Eddie Redmayne

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How to Never Take English for Granted Again
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How to Never Take English for Granted Again

There are more intricacies to the English language than most

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Hangover Advice From The 9th Century Dunhaung Bureau Of Etiquette
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Hangover Advice From The 9th Century Dunhaung Bureau Of Etiquette

This great letter shows how to apologize for disgraceful drunken

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9 Children’s and Young Adult Books That Were Banned
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9 Children’s and Young Adult Books That Were Banned

Sometimes adults don’t read and ban books (or ban movies)

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12 Uninteresting Words That Are Actually Very Interesting
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12 Uninteresting Words That Are Actually Very Interesting

The English language is filled with words, many of which people

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7 Band Names Taken From Literature
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7 Band Names Taken From Literature

The Doors took their name from the novel The Doors of

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7 Writers You Should Know About Who Have Been Imprisoned for Their Work
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7 Writers You Should Know About Who Have Been Imprisoned for Their Work

Throughout history, people have been imprisoned for writing their true beliefs

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Grey Owl – The Indian Who Never Was
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Grey Owl – The Indian Who Never Was

Grey Owl toured the world, sharing his native wisdom in

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50 Shades Of Grey – A Surprisingly Interesting Color
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50 Shades Of Grey – A Surprisingly Interesting Color

Far from being a non-color, grey has surprising connotations in

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Wise Words from Kurt Vonnegut
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Wise Words from Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut’s books show his satirical take on life’s wonder, coincidence,

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5 Things About Mysterious Author Harper Lee
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5 Things About Mysterious Author Harper Lee

Harper Lee is releasing her second novel Go Set a

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‘Grimm’ Fairy Tales: Sex, Cannibalism, Mutilation and Murder
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‘Grimm’ Fairy Tales: Sex, Cannibalism, Mutilation and Murder

I bet you think you know this story. You don’t.

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“Excuse bad writing I have my handcuffs on.” Letters of Billy The Kid
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“Excuse bad writing I have my handcuffs on.” Letters of Billy The Kid

The following extracts from the letters of Billy the Kid