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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:

* Unmarried Lithuanian women have last names that end in “aite”. Married Lithuanian women take their husbands’ last names but add a “iene” to it. (Courtesy: JS via ZS, confirmed by RS).

* Bosoms wrinkle. (Courtesy: NYT)

* I noticed a few companies no longer allowing customers to add tips to the credit card charge. The reason is because the company, rather than the employee being tipped, is held liable for taxes on tips. (Courtesy: SK)

* It is easier to buy season tickets for the Kennedy Center than The Met. (Courtesy: Kennedy Center and The Met)