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  1. There is a little town in Mexico called Chamula where shamans started using Coca Cola in their religious rituals to remove bad spirits. Pepsi heard about this and began giving commissions to shamans if they recommended Pepsi instead, so Coca Cola did the same. There are now rival religious groups based on which soft drink they use. Source: Mexico Retold

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  2. I found an interesting word that I’d like to begin using… Boondoggle (bo͞onˌdägəl): Noun: Work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value. Verb: Waste money or time on such projects.

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  3. A package thief is under arrest after Noe Valley resident Sonya Yu put out a bait package, videotaped him entering her front gate, chased him down with a bokken (a wooden Chinese sword), and sprayed him with a can of bear spray she bought at REI. I love San Francisco. Source: SFist

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  4. An average person’s active vocabulary consists of 10,000 words, whereas the English language contains around 600,000 words. This means that the average English speaker only uses about 1.7% of the language. Source: Wikipedia

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