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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Test one for the Gipper.

Relatives successfully petitioned for the exhumation and DNA testing of Notre Dame legend George Gipp's body.

I didn't know he was buried in Houghton County.

Classical fun fact: Laurium, Michigan, was named after the Greek city where silver was discovered just before the death struggle with Xerxes. That silver was crucial in building the Athenian fleet that would defeat the Persians at Salamis, one of the most decisive battles of all time. To subreference one more time, Harry Turtledove wrote a chilling short story, "Counting Potsherds," about a world where the silver was not discovered, and the Greek city-states were destroyed by the King of Kings.

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