today I learned: when a pope dies, it is tradition to strike him three times on the head with a silver hammer to ensure he is actually dead. also, the part of “jackie” on that 70s show asked for an 18 year old girl. mila kunis, being 14, said she would be 18 on her birthday without specifying which birthday…and won the part. next, there is a small island in the US state of virginia. its inhabitants speak the same language as its settlers in 1686- some linguists consider it the closest surviving accent to shakespearean english. aaand finally, the woman who won $2.9 million by suing mcdonalds over spilled hot coffee asked only $20,000 to cover her medical bills. weekend bonus: bill gates wrote a letter to steve jobs as he was dying, who kept it beside his bed! FRIENDS!


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