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  A new page in the book of life:  Saturday, 19 April, 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
"No lie you can speak or act but it will come, after longer or shorter circulation, like a bill drawn on Nature's Reality, and be presented there for payment — with the answer, No effects." —Thomas Carlyle (The French Revolution)

Kyushu & Japan
Hakata Station is rather unusual among major railway stations in Japan. Although it's the principal station of a major city, Fukuoka, its name is different from that of the city. Another example is Ueno Station, in Tokyo. Most of the main stops on Japan's railway lines bear the names of their cities: Hiroshima, Shin-Osaka ("New Osaka"), Nagoya, and so on.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  What city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, is known for its delicious eel?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What 16th-century performing art was revived and popularized in the 20th century by Marcel Marceau?
A:  Pantomime.
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