Wikipedia eklektiline sügavus XI

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  • The caduceus is typically depicted as a short herald’s staff entwined by two serpents in the form of a double helix, and is sometimes surmounted by wings. This staff was first borne by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It was also called the wand of Hermes when he superseded Iris in much later myths.
  • Eigenharp is a brand of electronic instrument made by Eigenlabs. It resembles a combination of a bassoon and sitar in appearance, with buttons that can be pressed and a mouthpiece that can be blown into to make notes. It is the first musical controller made for both playing and sequencing.
  • Ordoliberalism is a school of liberalism that emphasises the need for the state to ensure that the free market produces results close to its theoretical potential. The theory was developed by German economists and legal scholars such as Walter Eucken, Franz Böhm, Hans Grossmann-Doerth and Leonhard Miksch from about 1930-1950.
  • Ossuary is a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains. They are frequently used where burial space is scarce. A body is first buried in a temporary grave, then after some years the skeletal remains are removed and placed in an ossuary.
  • Leap second is a positive or negative one-second adjustment to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time scale that keeps it close to mean solar time. To keep the UTC time scale close to mean solar time, UTC is occasionally corrected by an intercalary adjustment, or “leap”, of one second. Over long time periods, leap seconds must be added at an ever increasing rate.
  • Harberger’s Triangle, generally attributed to Arnold Harberger, refers to the dead weight loss associated with government intervention in a perfect market. This can happen through price floors, caps, taxes, tariffs, or quotas.

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