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The Curious Results of Research and Writing

Suddenly one needs to know such very strange things when one is writing a book, Gentle Reader. Of course, one doesn't realize they are strange at the time.

I took a moment to reflect and realized that, today alone, I had to find out about how long it would take concentrated sulfuric acid to eat through human bone, what an Egyptian mummy looked like entirely unwrapped, how a lady would swear in Victorian times, and what the difference was between inherited and for-life peerages in 1874 (with regards to the name an earl would be called in public).

Perhaps this is one reason why I love to write, I get to keep learning. Then again, perhaps it's just that I have an excuse for poodling about the internet looking up entirely useless information.

Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
In the great youtube cannon very little makes me happier than the shrimp on a treadmill. And now it has made the news.
Your Tisane of Smart:
Balloons & dark matter - two of my very favorite things together at last.
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Bruce Sterling defines Steampunk from a literary perspective for GOGBOT.

LPTC, Part the Second:

Quote of the Day:
"To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid. You must also be well mannered."
~ Voltaire

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Then again, perhaps it's just that I have an excuse for poodling about the internet looking up entirely useless information.

I bet you'd be a demon at Trivia Pursuit. *grin*
You know, I am actually really bad at it. My retention is crap.
That's horrible! Learning all those interesting facts and then forgetting them. I was envisioning you at a tea shop in a more female and British version of Cliff from Cheers.
I'd argue that, because you needed to look this information up for a narrative, it is not, in this case, entirely useless. So you'll have to look up other things to be useless.