" Pessimism...is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play. "
Thomas Hardy

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Skater Tara Lipinski Named Youngest World Champion

Lipinski is an American figure skater who, at the age of 14 in 1997, became the youngest person to win the US and World Championships. At the 1996 US Postal Challenge, she became the first female skater to land a triple loop/triple loop jump combination, which became her signature element. In 1998, she became the youngest person ever to win the gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games; who won the silver medal?



Gotham City

Gotham City is a fictional city that is best known as the home of DC Comics' Batman character. Gotham is known to be architecturally modeled after New York City, but with exaggerated elements and styles. Gotham also sometimes serves as a nickname for New York, and was first popularized as such by the author Washington Irving. What is Arkham Asylum?

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William Shatner

Shatner is an actor, writer, and musical performer. Early in his career in 1954, he played "Ranger Bill" in the Canadian version of the Howdy Doody Show, but he is most famous for starring as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise on the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969. Shatner has since written 3 books chronicling his experiences playing Kirk. In 2006, Shatner sold his kidney stone to GoldenPalace.com for how much money?

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