What caught my eye this week. I am late with the links this weekend, so let’s get stuck in with a “show me the money!” moment. And not just any money, mind, but the 8,800lb coins of Yap Island in the Pacific Ocean: A Yap island coin: We’re going to need a bigger sofa. Writing […]

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When you’re teaching somebody a new subject, simplifications can creep in. Rules of thumb at best. Outright untruths in the extreme. For example: The simile “as blind as a bat” isn’t true – many bats see better than we do. (Maybe they’re also better than us at similes?) Christopher Columbus didn’t think the world was […]

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