Second Thoughts

Cleaning out the notebook on Saint-Gaudens' Diana.

Powerful, polished, and pretty. Python is 2017's second-most-popular programming language.

Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O) is the second-most-expensive painting ever sold at auction, but when you look beyond the paint and canvas, the money almost seems superfluous.


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George Lawrence Price — Second-to-Last Soldier Killed in WWI


The armistice1 that ended the fighting in World War I was signed by representatives from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, at 5AM on 11/11/1918, in a railroad carriage in Compiègne, France, but the agreement didn't go into effect for another six hours. WWI would end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which was fine for those who like things wrapped up in neat little packages for posterity, but bad for those who were still in the trenches living like rats and getting shot at. 

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