Jul
01
2010
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Where is 4th July celebrated on 16th July?

dunlap-broadsideMost of the world does not, of course, celebrate US Independence Day. Many countries have their own national holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the country’s founding or its independence from rule by a neighboring country or as a colony. But there is a town in the United States that celebrates US Independence Day twelve [more...]

Feb
28
2010
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What is the history and meaning of the phrase “There are no rules until they are broken”?

Image by Katiya (CC-BY)There are no rules until they are broken. The idea behind this phrase is that the boundaries of acceptable behavior are complex and subtle, and cannot be codified by a simple set of rules. Therefore it’s best to start out with a set of general expectations backed up by a few rules, and to add [more...]

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