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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Why do Hall of Fame inductees, Oscar winners, and Nobel laureates outlive their peers?

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Adel Antado

What's harder to get: a noble prize or an oscar? I would like to get the easiest one.

Jan. 14 2013 02:20 PM

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