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Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017


In 1986 a Greek professor encountered a previously unknown word while deciphering a fifth-century lexicon: olisbokollix, meaning “loaf-of-bread dildo.” Later discovery of vase paintings showing women carrying baskets of phallus-shaped loaves confirmed the word had been understood correctly.

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

- Albert Einstein, 1936

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