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Oddities News Archive - September 27, 2011

‘Virtual Monkeys’ Near Completion Of Random Shakespeare Recreation

Millions of ‘virtual monkeys’ have nearly completed typing up Shakespeare’s entire body of work by hitting random keys on simulated typewriters.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.