06/02/13

today I learned: in denmark, it is illegal to burn foreign flags, but not illegal to burn the danish flag (as burning it is the only proper way to dispose of it). also, george lucas gave a speech in 1988 to congress about the need to protect films from being altered. “people who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians”. next, every year the netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to canada to thank them for their aid in the second world war. finally, robert louis stevenson wrote dr. jekyll and mr. hyde in three days. his wife found it too gruesome, so he promptly burned the manuscript. he re-wrote it, once again in three days. wednesday bonus: when compared to the traditional plastic bag, a canvas or cotton reusable bag would have to be reused a total of 171 times to offset the number of higher carbon emissions, but that the average cotton bag is used only 51 times before being thrown away. well frig! don’t throw it away guys. don’t.

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