Kanzi (born October 28, 1980), also known by the lexigram , is a male bonobo who has been featured in several studies on great ape language . According to Sue Savage-Rumbaugh , a primatologist who has studied the bonobo throughout her life, Kanzi has exhibited advanced linguistic aptitude. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
What is the world's largest depository of public domain scanned books? As of mid-2011, Internet Archive has almost 3 million. This includes about 1 million books copied from Google Books. Google Books, from what I can tell, has about 1 million PD books, a number which has not increased much in the past 2 years or so.(*) I can't find any other repositories with comparable numbers. Does this mean Internet Archive is the world's largest archive of free Public Domain books?
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on Aug 17, 2012 illustration: Nate Cepis/ANIMALNewYork In mere days, we’ve witnessed two heinous acts by governments—in the United Kingdom and Russia—that have revealed the true nature of their power. Though Russia is still in the growing pains of appearing democratic, the United Kingdom should know better. Either way, this has been an interesting revelation, seeing that geo-politically, both of these countries often find themselves at odds at the United Nations Security Council table—and yet, here we are, witnessing moral collapse and nefariousness, in both. It seems that the geopolitical conflict façade has fallen in some ways, as they both stand united against free speech and democracy.
Free Words in Free Press Exciting news: Free Words Forever will be the inagural volume of the new Free Press library. This summer and fall you are invited to contribute to the creation of an open-access publishing house, a "Free Press," to be launched at Röda Sten contemporary art center in Göteborg, Sweden.
Now, you might be thinking: "Hey, that's not a lexigram. That's just a word." Well, if you were thinking that, don't feel bad.
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive ScrabblePlayers | Bookreporter.comThere is a great moment in WORD FREAK when the author, Stefan Fatsis, considers his obsession with Scrabble and wonders if it's healthy. In normal literature, such a moment might be devoted to doomed romance or drug addiction. There's something wonderfully nerdy about the fact that in WORD FREAK it involves a board game. Fatsis originally planned to write WORD FREAK as a journalistic account of an odd but harmless subculture. Scrabble was then just another board game in his living room; if writing the book would make him a better player, it was a byproduct hardly worth mentioning. But as Fatsis' interest in Scrabble expanded, he found himself spending more and more time playing, entering more tournaments, practicing more, and making more friends than was strictly necessary to write a book.
The act of laughing is something humans do that is understandable by everyone. It doesn't matter what race, creed, religion, ethnicity, or gender you are; we all recognize laughing as having a good time and enjoying life. Laughter is often contagious just like smiling. I know that from experience that I can start laughing just by watching other people laugh; without actually knowing what they're laughing at.
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Once again, Jarvis Cocker is promoting Richard to the world. Here in this short passage , Jarvis talks to the first chapter about Richard’s death and William Hjortsberg makes an appearance. This is from Messy isn’t it? The life & works of Richard Brautigan , a half hour program Jarvis had on BBC4. Unfortuantely, the full program isn’t available online. If you haven’t been following these fantastic events, here’s your last chance!