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Marginalia - Issue #14

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In 2006, the Mexican city of Neza required it's police officers to read a list of great novels. With
 

Marginalia

August 4 · Issue #14 · View online
Five unverified facts that inspired me to circle them or write them down + weekly highlights from Holy Fool Productions.

In 2006, the Mexican city of Neza required it’s police officers to read a list of great novels.

With animal costumes all of the acting is in the arms. Expression = big movements.

Auto-tune was originally created by Andy Hildebrand while working for Exxon, where he used sound to map the rock composition underground. Oil is found near certain kinds of rock, so by identifying them above ground, Hildebrand could point drilling teams to likely areas. He then founded Antares Audio in Scotts Valley, CA where the first amp modeling was done.

lb is the symbol for pound because it refers to Libra, the Roman measurement that it is derived from. It is also why the symbol for the astrological sign Libra is scales.

Nuts and seeds are roasted to prevent sprouting in storage.

Podcast Episodes
130: A Very Small Cowbell
131: Face Slinging
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