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Lunacy has driven me to seek total knowledge, and therefore, to learn about things four degrees of separation apart:

1) "Firth of Fifth" by Genesis
2) Rick Wakeman
3) Teatro Bradesco (see top-right photo)
4) Bradesco (a huge bank in Brazil)
5) Osasco (the location of Bradesco's corporate headquarters)

I'd be curious to see how other people's minds work, so please, list your own as well.

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...jade meaning nephrite a precious material in neolithic times due to its remarkable strength and toughness attributable to an internal fibrous microstructure but nephrite also was used to form axes and adzes and other edged tools and weapons and symbols of authority into the iron age because it possessed a hardness exceeding that of any metal tools meaning that it could not be cut by them and could only be shaped by laboriously abrading it using harder stones and its natural riverine abundance led early human settlers and later the new zealand geographic board to officially name that country's south island "te waipounamu" which means "the waters of pounamu" using the māori name for jade and similar greenstone materials which in recent decades have found a significant export market as jewelry leading to the establishment of a  jade carving industry centered on the town of hokitika where in a local lapidary workshop the vivacious and well traveled owner of a local bnb stopped by last month to give the master carver the gift of a few pieces of grey obsidian she had picked up while walking a forty day trek over the ancient camino de santiago via the route known as the camino francés which begins at st-jean-pied-de-port in france and crosses the pyrénées and then the breadth of spain to terminate at santiago de compostela thus continuing a lineage of countless pilgrims who in medieval times would have paid the innkeepers along their journey with coins from a bourse du pèlerin which shares its roots with the modern word 'purse' and some of which would have been made from leather hardened in water using the cuir-bouilli technique and molded into the shape of a great scallop or coquille saint-jacques named for saint jacques whose name in spanish is santiago and to this day his eponymous shell is used as a symbol of pilgrimage in his footsteps although in the fourteenth century the saint's name may or may not also have lent itself to the then-new sleeved garment worn by those pilgrims and known as a jacque or in the diminutive as a jaquette from which we derive the word jacket which in the 1898 etymological dictionary by kluge and lutz is the term that immediately precedes...

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