Life is an ongoing process of intellectual growth and discovery. Here are the things I added to my personal body of knowledge in 2015.

1. The first chew of spearmint gum after a cup of coffee tastes exactly like licorice.

2. Traffic planners are amazed by the negative reaction times of New York pedestrians at crosswalks.

3. A really good waterproof jacket means you can mostly get by without an umbrella.

4. That helmeted superhero I never paid attention to growing up was Nova, and there are different old and new Novas now, and it’s possible to get mad about the difference.

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