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Monday, June 14, 2004

Maybe I shouldn't laugh at this:

CAMP RIPLEY, MINN. -- Several years ago, the staff at Camp Ripley decided that "we just can't train soldiers with bears crawling through tents and trucks," as Bill Brown put it.
Published June 14, 2004 http://www.startribune.com/metro/

From the Ballad-L mailing list:

....the New Zealand Currency Decimalization Song (from 1967, I think)...runs through a mnemonic for converting small sums in old pennies to new cents, to a polka-like tune. It was re-released in the 1980s on a two-LP collection of Australian and New Zealand tastelessness called "Antipodean Atrocities", which I think John Peel put together.

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 13-Jun-2004
Nature Neuroscience
Brains at work: learning a second language may not be as laborious as believed
Adults often struggle trying to learn a second language, but the process may not be as tedious and slow as commonly believed. University of Washington researchers who followed colledge students learning first-year French have found that the students' brain activity was clearly discriminating between real and pseudo-French words after only 14 hours of classroom instruction.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Drinking tea may delay female puberty

From Google News, an astounding discovery:
Angry Men Shouldn't Drink
Forbes - 55 minutes ago
MONDAY, June 14 (HealthDayNews) -- Men with high levels of trait anger and low levels of anger control should not drink alcohol, says a study in the June issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
When and How You Drink Matter to Liver Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription)
Study finds women's pattern of drinking key factor in liver damage risk WIS
and 6 related

From the UK edition of Google News:
Breakthrough for Sinn Fein on both sides of the border
Independent - 1 hour ago
Sinn Fein were the most conspicuous winners in both parts of Ireland yesterday, taking the party's first-ever European seats in the Republic and in Northern Ireland.
Can polar extremes do business? BBC News
Sinn Féin wins first Ulster MEP Guardian
Scotland on Sunday - Reuters - ePolitix - EUbusiness - and 42 related

From the India edition of Google News:
Hindus smash up cinema after Bollywood breaks lesbian taboo
Independent - 2 hours ago
Hindu extremists laid siege to a Bombay cinema yesterday, smashing windows and burning effigies on the street outside, demanding that the screening of a new Bollywood film be stopped.
Sena boys can't stand Girlfriend Calcutta Telegraph
Culture cop role upsets Bollywood Times of India
Keralanext - New Kerala - BBC News - Rediff - and 29 related
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