today I learned: horses the size of an average duck once roamed north america. also, showing people facts that contradict their beliefs actually reinforces those beliefs. next, “percussive maintenance” is the technical term for hitting something until it works, and finally, the united states ranks 3rd in liking the united states. hahaha. start of the week bonus: an east germany film studio made several successful “westerns”, where the heroes weren’t cowboys, but native americans!