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Things We Learned Last Week

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:54 AM

Ever day on the Leonard Lopate Show we learn something new and surprising. Here are some highlights from last week:

How to throw a knuckleball: dig your fingernails into the ball behind the horseshoe, then release it at the exactly perfect moment to keep it from spinning. How to catch knuckleball: Some say the best way is to wait until it stops rolling and pick it up.

At the New York Public Library, the use of ebooks is increasing 100% a year.

Lifesaving advice: There’s a time for praying, and there’s a time for running.

You can’t surprise a robot! And most of the volcanoes and earthquakes on the earth occur at the bottom of the ocean.

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