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  A new page in the book of life:  Friday, 31 October, 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
"'Tis strange — but true; for truth is always strange; / Stranger than fiction." —George Gordon, Lord Byron (Don Juan)

Kyushu & Japan
If you live in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, you have to go only as far as the Yahoo Dome to see a Central League baseball game! Although the Dome is home to the Softbank Hawks, a Pacific League team, it's sometimes the scene of Central League games as well. Both before and during the regular season, ferocious creatures such as Giants, Tigers, and Dragons come to town to play at the Dome. One team is designated the "home team", although both are really playing away from home.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  True or false? Boys can attend Fukuoka Jo Gakuin. Hint: Knowing the Japanese language may put you at a disadvantage!

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What character, in what novel, speaks the following words? "I found that these people possessed a method of communicating their experiences and feelings to one another by articulate sounds ... and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it."
A:  The monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, two years after his creation. In the meantime he has picked up language entirely by eavesdropping.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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