Did you know... ... that today is Spain's Gift Day? On this day in 1785, the first jackasses arrived in America, landing at Boston Harbor from Spain. They were a gift from the King of Spain to President George Washington. They were sent to the fledgling nation so they could be mated with female horses … Continue reading Did you know..
Fawn LakeCatherine PondYou like sex with other womenbecause it makes you feel safe,she says. Nothing makes mefeel safe, I explain. She is marriedbut when her daughter winsthe fishing contest at Sacandaga,she offers me the prize trout.Later, loosening the fleshfrom the spine, I do not feelrelieved, or thankful. She who knowsme best believed I might benourished … Continue reading POEM of the day via Poem.com
WORD OF THE DAY Univocalyoo-nə-VOH-kəlPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, 16th century 1(Of a word or term) having only one possible meaning; unambiguous. Examples of Univocal in a sentence "The scientific term has a univocal definition." "Aaron used univocal words so he could be perfectly understood."
10 Famous Gangster Hideouts by Patrick Welshfact checked by Rachel Jones Think of the 1920s, and you might picture something along the lines of Leonardo Dicaprio and his portrayal of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. Images of flapper dresses, a sexual revolution, lavish parties, and the contrasting strict prohibition may also come to mind. Little did the prohibitionists … Continue reading 10 Famous Gangster Hideouts
Top Ten Macabrely Coolest Bugs in the World by D.A. Cairnsfact checked by Darci Heikkinen Eighty percent of the world’s animal species are insects, which is to say there are likely more than one million species of bugs, and some experts estimate as many as 10 million. They are under the ground, on the ground, and above … Continue reading Top Ten Macabrely Coolest Bugs in the World
“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.” -- Milton Friedman
Entitlement [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=181633132&f=1081591&c=7985580&u=5102652 %5D A feeling of entitlement is hard won. You suffered to get to this spot. You were mistreated. You worked hard. You paid your dues. You were treated unfairly. It's your turn. Justice demands it. You're aggrieved. Or perhaps the thing you've worked so hard on is magical, special and totally worth people's attention. … Continue reading Entitlement by Seth Godin
YOUR INSIGHT OF THE DAYEven the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.Unknown
Before I get to the above difficult IDIOM, let me share this: The fact is I am struggling to find the real meaning of this IDIOM : Cry When You Bleed, Laugh When You Eat. SO I went searching for the meaning. I found some of the Picture quotes very meaningful. Then I thought let … Continue reading Cry When You Bleed, Laugh When You Eat.
The Mask by Maya Angelou Race in US History Maya Angelou adapted the 1896 poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar, “We Wear the Mask,” in the following spoken-word poem. We wear the mask that grins and lies. It shades our cheeks and hides our eyes. This debt we pay to human guile With torn and bleeding … Continue reading The Mask by Maya Angelou
Science, philosophy, and government all underwent upheavals during the Enlightenment era in Europe, which lasted from the late 1600s to the early 1800s. It was known at the time as a new “Age of Reason'' that centered rational thought above all else. The Enlightenment was sparked by seminal works such as Isaac Newton’s Principia … Continue reading 12 Quotes From Great Enlightenment Thinkers
If there’s one thing audiences love to watch more than a hero, it’s a villain. Whether they’re making life difficult for the protagonist or staring down the hero in a final breathtaking battle scene, villains are what give our favorite movies balance. It’s a fact understood that a victory is only made sweeter when the … Continue reading Surprisingly Good Advice From Movie Villains
In 1956, the New York Yankees' Don Larsen, an 'imperfect man,' pitched a perfect game—the only one in World Series history.CHRIS MUELLER https://www.history.com/news/memorable-world-series-moments-baseball-history?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-1025-10252021&om_rid=399c7e2f8a319bbebc23a7254035fc62afc6d5f3be32d341a265af690cb313d2&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-1025
A remarkable chain of events links an attempted murder to the Bambino's called shot blast against the Chicago Cubs in 1932.CHRISTOPHER KLEIN https://history.com/news/babe-ruth-famous-world-series-home-run-1932?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-1025-10252021&om_rid=399c7e2f8a319bbebc23a7254035fc62afc6d5f3be32d341a265af690cb313d2&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-1025
Some of the Fall Classic’s most infamous mistakes were committed by MLB stars such as the New York Yankees' Babe Ruth and Mariano Rivera.CHRISTOPHER KLEIN https://www.history.com/news/infamous-world-series-blunders-errors?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-1025-10252021&om_rid=399c7e2f8a319bbebc23a7254035fc62afc6d5f3be32d341a265af690cb313d2&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-1025
By Ishaan Tharoorwith Erin Cunningham Email The indisputable harm caused by Facebook In this 2014 file photo, people pose in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo in Zenica, Bosnia. A decade ago, Facebook could do no wrong. The rising social media company was at the vanguard of America’s embrace of tech positivism. … Continue reading Newsletter WaPo: Today’s WorldView
In 1919, Chicago White Sox players allegedly threw the World Series. It remains one of professional baseball’s most notorious scandals https://www.history.com/news/black-sox-baseball-scandal-1919-world-series-chicago?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-1025-10252021&om_rid=399c7e2f8a319bbebc23a7254035fc62afc6d5f3be32d341a265af690cb313d2&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-1025
1 Sham meritocracy. China’s ultracompetitive and tightly controlled meritocratic system once propelled its economic rise. But it has fostered burnout among young Chinese, Helen Gao writes. 2 Get serious. Washington has been behaving like an incompetent superpower. If it wants to influence global politics and improve Americans’ quality of life, it needs to focus on real threats, FP’s … Continue reading FP Newsletter: Editor’s Picks
by R. Vega fact checked by Jamie Frater We love to imbibe! The sound of a shaker tossing around chunks of ice as pristine spirits splash around inside. The condensation on a half-finished Old Fashioned. The glorious variety or colors, glassware and garnishes. Having a cocktail and feeling socially loose and lubricated is a pleasure many of … Continue reading Top 10 Classic Cocktails And Their Histories