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Which Roald Dahl character are you?


The works of Roald Dahl abound with indelibly-drawn characters, from the magnanimously awful Trunchbull to the suddenly youthful…

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Albert Einstein


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Louise Brooks was an American actress and dancer widely known as a 'flapper'.
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And the Word of the Year 1915 is… flapper


True, as best we can tell, there was no actual selection of a Word of the Year a century ago. The modern phenomenon of choosing…