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Secondary Screening: What's the Frequency, Peter?

"the seams cracked and Jennings nearly broke down on the airwaves when he took, not one, but two live calls from well-spoken Iraqis in Baghdad who were none too happy with the coming invasion"

From hell | Features | Film

"To be honest, that is the reason I became a critic in the first place; criticism seemed to be a way to channel my unwholesome fascination with train wrecks and fires into a socially acceptable framework."

Essays: 'Writing the nation' by Philip Hensher | Prospect Magazine April 2008 issue 145

"Put it down to the lack of a national epic."

Oldest known human fossil found - Science-

"That would be 500,000 years older than remains from a 1997 find that prompted the naming of a new species: Homo antecessor, or Pioneer Man, possibly a common ancestor to Neanderthals and modern humans."

English Russia - Darvaz: The Door to Hell

"So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it’s burning, already for 35 years without any pause."

BLDGBLOG: The architecture of self-measurement

"But why should we only do these sorts of thing by reading books? Why not measure ourselves, and our movement in life, against a piece of architecture?"

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