Maurice Leblanc (Writer) 1864-1941
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Arsène Lupin in our midst! the irresponsible burglar whose exploits had been narrated in all the newspapers during the past few months! the mysterious individual with whom Ganimard, our shrewdest detective, had been engaged in an implacable conflict amidst interesting and picturesque surroundings. Arsène Lupin, the eccentric gentleman who operates only in the chateaux and salons, and who, one night, entered the residence of Baron Schormann, but emerged empty-handed, leaving, however, his card on which he had scribbled these words: "Arsène Lupin, gentleman-burglar, will return when the furniture is genuine." Arsène Lupin, the man of a thousand disguises: in turn a chauffer, detective, bookmaker, Russian physician, Spanish bull-fighter, commercial traveler, robust youth, or decrepit old man. . . ."Now, with stories like these to read, while liberating historic culture, who could fail to become a LibriVox volunteer (even if you have surpassed your own marking crisis)!
HERE'S a question: how old are you? Think carefully before you reply. It's a lot trickier than you might imagine. The correct answer, it turns out, is about 15 and a half. According to recent research, that's the average age of your body - your muscles and guts, anyway. You might think that you have been around since the day you were born, but most of your body is a lot younger.The teaser also points out that there is an urban myth that "human body completely renews itself every seven years" it now seems we don't!
PS: Continuing the theme, I've also completed the Just So Stories by reading the last one "The Butterfly that Stamped" for my children's bedtime story collection.
Until now, all studied cultures and languages in the world mapped the future in front and the past in back, said Rafael Nunez, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego.It is commonplace in discussion of Māori culture and language to say things like:
Quoted from maori.org.nz
article on "tikanga" = custom, tradition etc.
All Tikanga stems from this time. I nga wa o mua translates as from the times of front but this phrase means the past. Therefore the past is always in front of us, there for guidance and the future is behind us, as very few can see the future and what it has in store for us.So, unless I've misunderstood Prof. Rafael Nunez should scale back his claims...
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