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Girl Interrupted
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  • The group had an atomic structure: a nucleus of nuts surrounded by darting, nervous nurse-electrons charged with our protection.
  • So when we went to Bailey’s in Waverley Square with our retinue of nurses, the arrangement of atoms in our molecule was more complex than it appeared to the engineers’ wives sipping coffee at the counter and graciously pretending not to look at us.

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  • The world was forever changed when we learned to split the atom.
  • By 1942, however, we knew that the Germans were working feverishly to find a way to add atomic energy to all the other engines of war with which they hoped to enslave the world.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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