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4 comments on this post.
  1. Nataly:

    Yes, Maine Coon is very intelligent cat. But (here you right) almost always trying to hide his life experience. Maybe, afraid, that we’ll begin to teach him more? :-)

  2. Marc:

    Does fluke have anything to do with
    the fact that whalers would stamp their
    log books with an image of a whales tail
    Or fluke when a whale got away

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  4. Scott:

    Does this passage from Sun Tzu from 500bc contain an accurate translation then? Or did the translator take some liberties?

    “Therefore the victories of good warriors are not noted for cleverness or bravery. Therefore their victories in battle are not flukes. Their victories are not flukes because they position themselves where they will surely win, prevailing over those who have already lost.” ~Sun Tzu

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