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Kurt Vonnegut explains drama. I was at a Kurt Vonnegut talk in New York a few years ago.

Kurt Vonnegut explains drama

Talking about writing, life, and everything. He explained why people have such a need for drama in their life. He said, “People have been hearing fantastic stories since time began. The problem is, they think life is supposed to be like the stories. Let's look at a few examples.” He drew an empty grid on the board, like this: Time moves from left to right. He said, “Let's look at a very common story arc. It starts with her awful life with evil stepsisters, scrubbing the fireplace. “People LOVE that story! He wiped the board clean and said, “Now let's look at another popular story arc: the disaster.”

It's an ordinary day in an ordinary town. But the problem is, life is really like this... Our lives drifts along with normal things happening. “But because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic story arcs in books and movies, we think our lives are supposed to be filled with huge ups and downs! The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. - StumbleUpon. Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge: By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little: By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:

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Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left? A. When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! Amazing Fact Generator. Singapores Online Community - Natures Weirdest Creatures. Here's some creatures which are weird as hell..

Singapores Online Community - Natures Weirdest Creatures

Seapig This is some kind of weird deep sea sea-cucumber. Ajolote Not to be confused with the Axolotl (which comes later) this is an Ajolote, which is a freaky long retile found in Mexico with only two legs. Aye-Aye looking like a hellspawn, the aye-aye is a native of Madagascar (where you find the cute lemurs).. it uses it's extremely long finger to tap out and find grubs burrowing in wood and then uses the same digit to dig them out...

Chinese and Japanese Giant Salamander Chinese Version Japanese Version both grow up to about 2 metres long... are predators which eat fish and crustaceans.. List of common misconceptions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive.

List of common misconceptions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon

This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. Arts and culture Food and cooking. Air traffic in 24 hours.

10 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills. By Ben Dowling Solving programming puzzles is a fun way to develop your logical and problem solving abilities.

10 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills

Also, when you’re familiarizing yourself with a new programming language, solving puzzles for that language can help speed up the learning process. Here are the top 10 popular programming puzzle sites that will help test your thinking and improve your programming, problem solving, and logical thinking skills. 1. Programming Praxis Programming Praxis is a blog that includes a range of interesting problems with solutions usually available in several different programming languages. 2. On Truth & Reality: Philosophy Physics Metaphysics of Space, Wave Structure of Matter. Famous Science Art Quotes. How to solve a Rubik's Cube (Part One) How to solve a Rubik's Cube (Part Two) Inspirational and Wisdom Related Quotes - Global One TV - StumbleUpon. 1.

Inspirational and Wisdom Related Quotes - Global One TV - StumbleUpon

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. —Albert Einstein 2. Eighty percent of success is showing up. Introduction to Computer Science and Programming. Since 2008, Academic Earth has worked diligently to compile an ever-growing collection of online college courses, made available free of charge, from some of the most respected universities.

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