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    I saw this story on CBC.

    Nature is amazing. What an awesome and strange journey. I wonder what she was looking for. I hope she found it.

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    The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE - Mental Floss

    ... In the fall of 1981, the IBM PC hit shelves-a homely gray box beneath a monitor that spit out green lines of type. Marketing experts predicted that the company would sell a modest 241,683 units in the first five years; company execs thought that estimate was too optimistic. They were all wrong. IBM PC sales would reach into the millions, with people of all ages using the machines to play games, edit documents, and crunch numbers. Computing would never be the same.

    And yet, few of these consumers were aware of Bradley's shortcut quietly lingering in their machines. It wasn't until the early 1990s, when Microsoft's Windows took off, that the shortcut came to prominence. As PCs all over the country crashed and the infamous "blue screen of death" plagued Windows users, a quick fix spread from friend to friend: ctrl+alt+del. Suddenly, Bradley's little code was a big deal. Journalists hailed "the three-finger salute" as a saving grace for PC owners-a population that kept growing...

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    Straight leg raise - Wikipedia

    The straight leg raise, also called Lasègue's sign, Lasègue test or Lazarević's sign, is a test done during a physical examination to determine whether a patient with low back pain has an underlying herniated disc, often located at L5 (fifth lumbar spinal nerve).

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    "Large parrots and corvids have the same or greater forebrain neuron counts as monkeys with much larger brains."

    Birds have primate-like numbers of neurons in the forebrain

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    Noteworthy Women with Hearing Loss

    Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America, dealt with severe hearing loss throughout her life. At age 29, a grain of rice thrown at her wedding punctured her eardrum and caused her to go deaf in one ear. However, Juliette never let her hearing loss slow her down, and founded the Girl Scouts in 1912.

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