This week I learned

This week I learned Sen. Orrin Hatch is a prolific songwriter, and more

Lauren Hansen
May 15, 2014
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Read more about the facts mentioned:

Orrin Hatch, lyricist (The New York Times)

Sen. Hatch writes 'extremely catchy' Hanukkah song (NPR)

10 quirky thinks politicians do (Mental Floss)

Wine talk: Jimmy Carter (Wine Spectator)

Goldwater Kachinas a public treasure (The Phoenix Gazette)

(Heard Museum)

Sen. Al Franken 'takes notes' during the Elena Kagan hearings (Gawker)

Watch Sen. Al Franken draw a map of the U.S. from memory:

Lauren Hansen

This week I learned the kind of gross but quick way to boost your mood, and more

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4 stories: Our wayward modern manners

Matt K. Lewis

Is the GOP better off nominating a conservative or a moderate in 2016?

Neda Semnani

How to not write about love in Paris

Scott Meslow

A movie gem to stream this weekend: June 17, 1994

Lauren Hansen

This week I learned the counterintuitive cure for baldness, and more

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4 stories: We are what we eat

James Harbeck

What the English of Shakespeare, Beowulf, and King Arthur actually sounded like