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Madness of March

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by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/27/19, 04:07 pm

An English poem originating around 1500, “Blowbol’s Test,” refers to “a March hare” acting erratically. Fast fact: During March, their major breeding month, hares attack other hares and leap vertically for no apparent reason. The “March Hare” is a major character in the tea party scene of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (1865). Kaiser Wilhelm in 1908 called the English “mad as March hares.”

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Posted 3/14/19, 03:12 pm

Top of their classes

A school district in Wyoming is planning to operate two schools next year at a cost of $150,000. That may seem thrifty, except that each school will have exactly one student. The Albany County School District already operates one of the one-student schools, and it will open the second in the fall when a single kindergarten student begins classes at the Cozy Hollow School. The schools are not far apart, but roads in the area are impassible during winter months, making a combined two-student school impractical.


 

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by The Editors
Posted 3/14/19, 03:02 pm

‘Say thank you to God.’

Antonis Mavropoulos, recounting what security staff told him after learning the flight he was supposed to be on, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, crashed. The accident killed all 157 people on board. Mavropoulos had arrived just after boarding closed and was the only passenger who didn’t make the flight. He said he had been angry about it: “I screamed to put me in but they didn’t allow it.”


 

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