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List of Traffic Circles in New Jersey

Added by ReeseTee

The U.S. state of New Jersey at one point had a total of 101 traffic circles, 44 of which were part of state roads. However, the number has shrunk as traffic circles have been phased out by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. In the 1920s and 1930s, New Jersey felt that traffic circles were an efficient way for moving traffic through three or more intersecting roads. Built in 1925, the first traffic circle in New Jersey was the Airport Circle in Pennsauken.




List of humorous units of measurement

Added by ReeseTee

These units may or may not have precise objectively measurable values, but all of them measure quantities that have been defined within the International System of Units.




American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time (Updated)

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In 1998, AFI invited more than 1,500 leaders from across the American film community – screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics among them – to choose from a list of 400 nominated films compiled by AFI and select the 100 greatest American movies. This list is the updated version from 2007.




List of 100 Brothers in Donald Antrim's The Hundred Brothers

Added by ReeseTee

My brothers Rob, Bob, Tom, Paul, Ralph, Phil, Noah, William, Nick, Dennis, Christopher, Frank, Simon, Saul, Jim, Henry, Seamus, Richard, Jeremy, Walter, Jonathan, James, Arthur, Rex, Bertram, Vaughan, Daniel, Russel, and Angus; and the triplets Herbert, Patrick, and Jeffrey; identical twins Michael and Abraham, Lawrence and Peter, Winston and Charles, Scott and Samuel; and Eric, Donovan, Roger, Lester, Larry, Clinton, Drake, Gregory, Leon, Kevin and Jack — all born on the same day, the... Read more...




List of Irish Heroes in Ulysses

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He wore a long unsleeved garment of recently flayed oxhide reaching to the knees in a loose kilt and this was bound about his middle by a girdle of plaited straw and rushes. Beneath this he wore trews of deerskin, roughly stitched with gut. His nether extremities were encased in high Balbriggan buskins dyed in lichen purple, the feet being shod with brogues of salted cowhide laced with the windpipe of the same beast. From his girdle hung a row of seastones which dangled at every movement of... Read more...




 Benjamin Franklin's Thirteen Virtues

Benjamin Franklin's Thirteen Virtues

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1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful;... Read more...











 How To Keep Young, by Satchel Paige

How To Keep Young, by Satchel Paige

Added by John

1. Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.
2. If you stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
4. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful.
5. Avoid running at all times.
6. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.




 A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow

A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow

Added by John

EFF founder and Grateful Dead lyricism John Perry Barlow wrote this on "around 2 am on October 3, 1977, " when he turned 30. More here and here.




The Ten Commandments

Added by John

aka The Decalogue. I only recently discovered that they are apparently an abbreviated version of the 613 commandments contained in the Old Testament Law.




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