Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 24 April 2009

The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," was composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1792)


NINE POINTS OF THE LAW

The phrase "possession is nine points of the law," which from the 1500s was employed to assert squatters' rights, is said to derive from the nine requirements for a successful lawsuit:

A good deal of money
A good deal of patience
A good cause
A good lawyer
A good counsel
Good witnesses
A good jury
A good judge
Good luck


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)
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