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“Bring me some fire-starting powder”

March 2, 2016

Dutch archaeologists argue that Neanderthals in France 50,000 years past used manganese dioxide as a fire-starting powder. Which doesn’t much surprise me. People who use pigments to draw on cave walls likely have more prosaic purposes for them, also.

This is Texas Independence day. I suspect Sam Houston, were he somehow brought back from the dead to visit this world, would take one look at Ted Cruz and shake his head in embarrassment.

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