IF: farm

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why God? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, “There’s just something about you that pisses me off.” — Stephen King

IF: fashion

Born in the tiny town of Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada, pretty Hayley Marie Kohle was signed to a modeling contract by the prestigious international agency Panache Management. At eighteen years old, Hayley found herself modeling across the globe, walking the runways of New York, Athens, Istanbul, Milan,London. She graced the pages of fashion magazines worldwide. On …

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IF: fairy tale

In 1695, two years before he wrote Cendrillon (“Cinderella”), celebrated French author Charles Perrault wrote a tale called Peau d’Âne (“Donkey Skin”) that included elements of Cinderella. But Peau d’Âne was just a little strange. Once there was a wealthy king who got his riches from a donkey that he owned. The donkey was special, in that it …

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IF: electronic

Forced by his parents to take piano lessons, Robert Moog preferred tinkering around in his father’s workshop. Robert’s father was an engineer at Consolidated Edison and Robert became fascinated by the wires and tubes and other electronic accessories. Around this time, Robert discovered the theremin, an unusual musical instrument that makes otherworldly sounds created merely …

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