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20 October 1996

Conquering Mystery

Two buckeye trees lived in the yard of my boyhood home. Or maybe they were chestnut trees. I'm not sure, it seemed like a pedantic distinction. In England, the nuts from such chestnut trees are called chestnuts or conkers, never buckeyes. To confuse things even more, the dictionary defines a conker as "the hollowed-out shell" of the chestnut.

I thought it was important to provide adequate background detail before telling my favorite story about buckeyes, but now I have forgotten what I was going to say.


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