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J.R.R. Tolkien Reading One of His Poems in Elvish

(Video Link)  Shakespeare may sound better in the original Klingon, but The Fellowship of the Ring sounds better in Elvish. Here’s a 1952 recording of J.R.R. Tolkien reading “Namárië,” an Elvish language poem that appeared in that book. -via io9

10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online

It’s Monday. You’ve had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what’s this? Someone who says they’re your boss wants you to do work?! Well, we’ll have none of that, will we? Of course not – this is the internet. Frittering away hours in front of mental_floss’ Amazing Fact Generator is always an option. But here are 10 [...]