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Wikipedia: today's stone age

Wikipedia: today's stone age

Wikipedia is mostly stolen content, paragraphs of text cut&paste from books of years gone by. The editors there can do no better, all they are allowed to do is copy the words of others, and due to copyright concerns the ones stolen from ought to be dead a long time ago. As a result the most favoured works are centuries old, and sometimes you come across a gems like this from the 18th century:

  1. Birch rifled the bishop’s palace and afterwards took up his habitation there until the Restoration.

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