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The joy and perils of reading online comments

Last week, I learnt that helicopters and pterodactyls have more in common with each other than meets the eye.

I am referring to how their names have the same Greek ancestor: "pteron", meaning "wing".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2018, with the headline 'The joy and perils of reading online comments'. Print Edition | Subscribe