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There is a bird in a poem by T. S. Eliot who says that mankind cannot bear very much reality; but the bird is mistaken. A man can endure the entire weight of the universe for eighty years. It is unreality that he cannot bear.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

The Lathe of Heaven, 1971

This Week in History:

April 24th - 26th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
At what time and after how many years did Africa reclaim it's last white colony?
At 7am after 300 years
2
How long did it take the Mujahideen to capture what in 1992?
Afghanistan's capital Kabul after 12 years of fighting
3
What did vandals do and where in 1964?
Decapitated the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen?
4
What disaster did Sweden complain about in 1986?
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant
5
What killed how many people and where in 1989?
A tornado killed 1300 people in Bangladesh

Notes:

According to Wikipedia the Afgan Mujahideen began in 1829 and fought to drive out the British. Not for nothing is Afghanista called the graveyard of empires.

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