PRECEDENT noun

In Law, a previous decision, rule or practice which, in the absence of a definite statute, has whatever force and authority a Judge may choose to give it, thereby greatly simplifying his task of doing as he pleases. As there are precedents for everything, he has only to ignore those that make against his interest and accentuate those in the line of his desire. Invention of the precedent elevates the trial-at-law from the low estate of a fortuitous ordeal to the noble attitude of a dirigible arbitrament
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Celebrate Fall with Amazing Leaf Art!

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When TED-Ed animators were tasked with animating a lesson about detritus, they challenged themselves to make all of the visuals out of dead stuff. It sure helped that they had a library of dried leaves to work with!

Check out these lovely little leaf creatures, and get inspired to make your own:

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And, thanks to the power of animation, they were able to bring a vast collection of dead stuff back to life!

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'Tis officially the season! Go grab some fallen leaves of your own, and see what kinds of creatures you can bring to life. Happy foraging, and happy first day of fall!

From the TED-Ed Lesson Dead stuff: The secret ingredient in our food chain - John C. Moore