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 Post subject: lancel soldes Funny Stories about Famous People (2
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From Richard Feynman:
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posted by LaurenIpsum at 4:26 PM on January 27, 2011 [3 favorites]
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posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:29 PM on January 27, 2011 [1 favorite]
If you have time, check out the Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes. So many favorites there, I wish I could find my book (it's packed in a box).
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