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Principia Mathematica

"I recall a relevant anecdote about the famous Principia Mathematica produced by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell: a fiercely heavy book with a very uniform style.

"The story is told of a respectable London newspaper offering ten pounds to anyone who could claim to have read the whole work. No one claimed the money. Someone suggested to Whitehead that he could claim it. The reply: he only read his part."

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