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Explosive pencils

Filip Graliński
12/03

I know rumours about poisoned sweets being dropped by enemy aircraft during World Wars (actually my grandmother told me once she heard them as a little girl during the German occupation of Poland). But explosive pencils are new to me. Centro per la Raccolta delle Voci e Leggende Contemporanee is asking about them.

OK, let’s drop some goodies on the Italians.

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Graphing the supernatural

Filip Graliński

The always inspiring Dr. Beachcombing tried to take a quantitative approach to assess the evolution of the supernatural last year, in particular he used Google Ngram Viewer in order to generate the graph presenting changes in the frequencies of 5 English words:

12/02

German exercise

Filip Graliński

Find all occurrences of the phrases “Polen und Juden” and “mit dem Tode”.

If the font is too hard to read for you, have a look here.

02/11

1917 psyop fake news

Filip Graliński

02/10

Certificate troubles

Filip Graliński

12/23

Lady Vanishes — 1 day earlier

Filip Graliński

12/10

Polish years

Filip Graliński

12/09

The Lady of the Key

Filip Graliński

11/15

Word of the day 1

Filip Graliński

08/14

Skeleton in a tree

Filip Graliński

05/07

Chasing Walter Y. Wentz

Filip Graliński

05/03

Dancing about pop music

Filip Graliński

05/02

1940 selfie

Filip Graliński

04/29

The upper ten thousand antedated

Filip Graliński

04/28

The Mystery of the Pedespeed

Filip Graliński

01/24

„50k words” briefly

Filip Graliński

09/01