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WEEK of MAY 11, 2020

The word quarantine originated in the 14th century and describes the "period a ship suspected of carrying disease is kept in isolation." Quarantine is a borrowed word, from the Italian term quaranta giorni. This means literally "space of forty days" -- quaranta (forty), plus giorni (days).

Week of May 4, 2020
The writer-director of Star Wars, George Lucas, came up with the idea for the furry fan favorite Chewbacca based on his dog Indiana, an Alaskan malamute. Lucas said Indiana used to ride in the front seat of his car, which inspired him to give Han Solo a hairy co-pilot.

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