Weekend Links: The Real Origins of Common Adages

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Some of the best-known quotes are also the most frequently misattributed. Can you pinpoint the real origins of common adages?

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The pileup of dirt on the car windshield is proof of our potentially infinite universe.

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Doc Pomus, who most people have never heard of, is one of the greatest and most underrated music legends of all time.

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The numbers are in: it takes 1.39 liters of water to “make” one liter of bottled water—still less than for equivalent quantities of soda, beer, or liquor.

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This nine-year-old Dutch girl has the voice of a much older, more professional opera singer—not to mention, she’s entirely self-taught.

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This terrifying reading of children’s picture book classic Goodnight Moon is probably not the best option for a skittish child’s bedtime story.

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November 3, 2013 - 12:06pm
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