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  A new page in the book of life:  Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.


Words to keep
"Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away. ... A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him." —Plato (Phaedo)

Literature & arts
Leonardo da Vinci, whose works include Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, was not only a painter and sculptor, but also a scientist, an architect, and an engineer. Among his many inventions are an underwater breathing apparatus and a kind of helicopter (which was never built). This was in the 15th century.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  What American novelist was driven by a personal sense of guilt about the Salem Witch Trials?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What story by H. G. Wells was made into a movie with Guy Pierce and Samantha Mumba, and released in the spring of 2002?
A:  The Time Machine. This novel has been filmed at least twice.
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