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Things I Learned this Week

* Other than royal palaces, there are no houses in London that are still owned by their 18th or 19th century families. (Courtesy: Clive Aslet/New Criterion)

* Sesame Street has a venture arm to fund and facilitate start ups.

* The recommended servicing amount of a pickle spear is less than a spear. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* The deliciousness of several London gins. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Kedgeree is a tasty and Victorian-era British breakfast. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Periods as emoticons. (Courtesy: Dan Bilefsky/NYT)

* London’s population set a new high in 2015, surpassing the previous record set in 1939. (Courtesy: Emily Cadman/FT)

* Miles are the unit of measure for frequent flyer programs even for national airlines in countries that use the metric system. (Courtesy: Hyatt)
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