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Well, it’s August, a month of dullness, the month when there are no stories because nothing ever happens. Right? Well, there’s one thing that does happen every August: lots of newspaper articles showing that the whole nothing-happens-in-August theory

15th August, 2009

Well, it’s August, a month of dullness, the month when there are no stories because nothing ever happens. Right? Well, there’s one thing that does happen every August: lots of newspaper articles showing that the whole nothing-happens-in-August theory is a myth.

The pieces invariably go on to detail all the important things that have happened in August: the start of World War I, the end of World War II, the resignation...

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