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Spotted on the pages of IMA

“Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it” Tallulah Bankhead (1902—1968) “We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones” Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613—1680)

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Plaintive

Plaintive – expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful from Latin planctus- the sound of a person striking their breast, from the verb plangere – to beat, strike, mourn, bewail.

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Get Thee To A Pulse Oximeter

A pulse oximeter shines two lights through your fingertip or earlobe: one red light and one infrared light. Blood containing lots of oxygen absorbs more infrared light and lets more red light pass through it. Blood without enough oxygen absorbs more red light and lets more infrared light pass through it. If your blood cells…

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It’s Not Worth The Candle

The expression It’s not worth the candle, where does it originate? “The expression began in English as a translation of a term used by the French writer Michel de Montaigne who in his ‘Essays’ published in 1580, alludes to gambling by candlelight, which involved the expense of illumination.”

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Starvation At Sea

The Week reproduced this report under the title Cox’s Bazar, Refugees left at sea: Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, packed into boats in the Bay of Bengal, are at risk of starving to death, as countries are refusing them entry owing to coronavirus fears. Amnesty International says it knows of five such boats waiting off the…