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Nursery Rhyme News

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nursery rhymes from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries are sung to children, yes, but often contain thematic elements that are fairly dark--beheadings, bridge collapses, and more. In this game, host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton suppose the actual events that these rhymes might be based on, and deliver clues to contestants in the form of fictional news reports.

Source: NPR

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