Off topic: ‘A thing,’ Audubon the prankster, ad space on an Olympian’s skin, pro rock paper scissors

When did “a thing” become a thing? Bulletproof fish scales: Audubon invented fake species to prank a rival naturalist. Should track star Nick Symmonds make it on the 2016 Olympic team, 9 square inches of his skin is available for your advertising needs. And a peek inside the world of professional Rock Paper Scissors.

 

Photo: A game of rock paper scissors. (Bay Area News Group archives)

 
 

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