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Out of the mouths of babes (or those who teach them) – a life lesson from kindergarten

Tidy up time! Tidy up time! When the children were in kindergarten and preschool their teachers used to call this out about fifteen minutes before home time. The quick ones put their own toys, glue, soft edged scissors, books etc. … Continue reading

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The Elephant Clock

This page comes from an A.D 1315 treatise on fantastic devices invented by the author Badi al-Zaman al-Razzaz al‑Jazari (1136-1206). His elephant clock was especially intricate: every half hour, the bird on the dome whistled; the man below dropped a … Continue reading

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