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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The average reading level in the United States is Grade 8. This is why Pennsylvania requires that automobile insurance policies be written at no higher than a 9th grade level, and it is now a common requirement in many other states and for other legal documents such as insurance policies. Source: Wikipedia

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