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Shades of Greene - The Genius of Graham Greene

Shades of Greene - The Genius of Graham Greene | Trivial Pursuits | Scoop.it
Graham Greene, whose centenary is next month, was a more ethically complex novelist than is usually remembered, argues Zadie Smith.
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Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed - Mental Floss

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Ten Days in a Madhouse

In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental institution.
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Horizon: Richard Feynman - No Ordinary Genius (full version)

BBC Horizon 1993 Richard Feynman - No Ordinary Genius (full version)...
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I Met the Walrus

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later...
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Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything | Trivial Pursuits | Scoop.it
Out-geniusing Einstein, or what the Pope and quantum mechanics have in common.
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