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?


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


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


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.


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.


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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