A convent in the Andes that has 20,000 books in its library, 3,500 of them printed between 1450 and 1800, is a reminder of how much physical labor was needed to store knowledge.
Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say. Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces, told The Times of London the militants were hiding on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk when the boars overwhelmed them Sunday.
Word. Old millennials, FTW.
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