No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

– Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society

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Modern Americans often assume that multilingualism should be discouraged, because it is supposed to hinder child language acquisition and immigrant assimilation.

— Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

And to think that these people effectively rule the world…

73 million sharks are killed by humans every year. That’s compared to 6 fatalities among humans from shark bites every year.

Andy Dehart, Director of Biological Programs for the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.