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Dual Wiggle/Wriggle Nominative Determinism Corrections
Dual Wiggle/Wriggle Nominative Determinism Corrections ● It should be noted that the author of ‘The Physiology of Insect Metamorphosis’ (1954) was Sir Vincent Brian Wigglesworth CBE MD FRS [pictured] . . . . . . and not V. B. Wrigglesworth, as Cambridge University Press might suggest. (Neither was he V. P. Wigglesworth, as Google Books might ... [ click to read full item ]
Musical instruments – masculine or feminine? [study]
Musical instruments – masculine or feminine? [study] ● If you’re wondering whether musical instruments can be graded according to whether they’re perceived as masculine or feminine, the answer is yes (such perceptions can be graded). For an example study, look no further than the Journal of Research in Music Education, Volume: 29 issue: 1, page(s): 57-62, Issue published: ... [ click to read full item ]
Disney’s new chatty toys patent
Disney’s new chatty toys patent ● As Disney’s newly awarded US patent 10,981,073 (April 20th, 2021) points out : “Toys and characters often have prerecorded phrases or audio effects that can be played to increase the immersion for users who interact with the character. For example, some toys have pull strings, push buttons, and the like ... [ click to read full item ]

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