Off topic: Chinese workers’ poetry, art from WWII, tear catchers, mnemonics

Lines of poetry inspired by life on the assembly lines — Chinese factory workers write poems on their phones. Art of war: a peek into the sketchbook of an American soldier during World War II. Did the Victorians really use glass bottles to catch their tears? And “Curly Outlaws Toppled Rhythmically” from “colors of the rainbow,” via the Mnemonic Generator.

Photo: Workers on the production line at the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, southern China, in 2010. (Kin Cheung/AP)


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