Library Book Returned 25 Years Late!

Library Book Returned 25 Years Late!

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The Waverly Council Library took to Twitter to share a note from a patron who returned a copy of Philosophy for Beginners by Richard Osborne…25 YEARS LATE! When they finally returned the book, the patron included a nice handwritten note: How could we be mad? pic.twitter.com/ESzgBGtq52 — Waverley Council (@WaverleyCouncil) September 25, 2019       At the rate of 30 cents per day for overdue books, this forgetful library patron would be facing a bill for about $2,700. Luckily for them, most libraries cap fines at $10-20.   Image via Amazon.com   Did the borrower take twenty-five-years to finish the …

No Friend but the Mountains: A Refugee Narrative

No Friend but the Mountains: A Refugee Narrative

As the worldwide refugee crisis worsens, it can be difficult for news-watchers to put a human voice to the millions of people who have been displaced from their homelands. However, the Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani has been making waves with his book No Friend but the Mountains which chronicles his tumultuous experience as an asylum seeker.   Image Via Newsroom.unsw.edu.au   The book document Boochani’s life after becoming incarcerated by Australian authorities in an attempt to seek refuge in the country. He was sent off to Christmas Island, about 2,000 miles off the north-west coast of Australia, and later on …

Major Typo on Australian Currency Corrected… After Six Months!

Major Typo on Australian Currency Corrected… After Six Months!

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Everyone makes small mistakes on occasion. Sometimes, that occasion comes millions of times in a row. It took six months for someone to spot the error: the word RESPONSIBILTY, which we assume was someone’s responsibilty to correct. Oops. While the Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed that they will correct the error in future print runs, they have also confirmed that the error exists and is, by this point, incredibly widespread. Now, 46 million of these $50 bills are floating around Australia—that’s $2.3 billion. Given that the bill is still valid currency, it’s likely they’ll stay that way. Whoever’s job it …