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Quotes from “What Colour is the Sun” by Brian Clegg

The biggest number in the basic Greek system was a myriad (10,000), though a myriad myriads (100 million) was sometimes used.

Мириады

The wrinkles, it seems, are human tyre treads for hand grip and to make it less likely we will fall over on wet surfaces.
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When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.’
Although zircons are sometimes used in place of diamonds, they are a different compound to cubic zirconia – another, more popular faux diamond – which is a crystalline form of zirconium dioxide.
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