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2012 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 3 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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December 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Posted in Current Affairs

The Year in Science Pictures 2012 – ScienceNOW

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December 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

The spirituality of psychedelic drug users

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The spirituality of psychedelic drug users

Psychedelic drug users may be more “spiritual” than other people.
Published on December 13, 2012 by Scott A. McGreal, MSc. in Unique—Like Everybody Else

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December 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

‘Pinocchio effect’ confirmed: When you lie, your nose temperature rises

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December 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Christmas rose

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Christmas rose or hellebore, belongs to the buttercup family, and during the Siege of Kirrha in 585 BC, hellebore was reportedly used by the Greek besiegers unchristianly to poison the city’s water supply. The defenders were subsequently so weakened by diarrhea that they were unable to defend the city from assault. Hellebore derives from hellein – kill and bora – food. Romans had helleborosus – someone on a helleborus diet, mad that is.

happy advent season….

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December 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

There are approximately 1 billion mobile users …

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There are approximately 1 billion mobile users in each of China and India at June 2012, up to twice the number that have access to a toilet.

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December 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

es gibt zeiten…

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es gibt zeiten, in denen jede zukunft unmöglich scheint, der horizont zusammen gebrochen und kein himmel mehr, nachdem er wie asche über der gegenwart niedergegangen ist. und diese zeit ist eine davon.

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December 2, 2012 at 1:42 am