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What I learned this week: Vol. 1

January 17, 2013

An occasional series on random things I found out.

There’s a robot called Vomiting Larry.

“Jenga” (as in the game) comes from the Swahili for “to build.”

There aren’t many words for business-related things in Russian, so they just use English words with a Russian accent.
(check the 5:30 minute mark)

There is an island in Mexico full of extremely creepy old dolls.

While exploring North America, Lewis and Clark left a trail of mercury via… well, their poop.

Most of these fun facts culled from two of my favorite podcasts: How to Do Everything and Good Job, Brain. Highly recommended.

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