Why Santa is taking a sabbatical. (Plus tried-and-true archaeology tips from Agatha Christie.)

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FROM THE EDITORS
Here's What's Buzzing Around The Office:
1
Did you know that Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Georgia didn’t formally ratify the Bill of Rights until 1939? Learn that and other secrets about America’s first 10 amendments. 
 
2
The next time your boss refuses to turn up the office heat, tell ‘em a Cornell study found that chilly offices lead to a 44 percent increase in errors. To fix the problem, scientists have developed climate-controlled office chairs.
 
3
If you’re an abstract expressionist painter, it may be time to hang up the brush: Robots are coming to take your job. A robotic Jackson Pollock recently spent 36 hours painting an abstract masterpiece. Check it out here! 
 
4
What’s the origin of the rhinestone cowboy? (Surprisingly, Liberace had nothing to do with it.) It all started with a Ukrainian-born Jew named Nudie Cohn. This is his story. 
 
5
Good news, couch potatoes! There’s one more reason to never go outside. Golden eagles—which can reach speeds of 150 miles per hour—have been spotted attacking full-grown reindeer in Norway. In other news, Santa is skipping Christmas this year. 
 
6
Your uncle with an unhealthy obsession with model trains may be in the Secret Service. Find out why in this big list about tiny wonders. (Bonus: meet a horse that makes Li’l Sebastian look giant!)  
 


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In addition to being a prolific writer, Agatha Christie was an amateur archaeologist. She supposedly cleaned ancient artifacts by dousing them in face cream.

For more about this, CLICK HERE

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