At least that's what the headlines are saying. In reality, there are now more than 1 billion "entries" in the huge language research database, which is managed by the Oxford English Corpus, publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary. That's still pretty amazing.Â These entries contain unique words and combinations of words that have unique meanings, as well as multiple entries forÂ many words when those word have different meanings. With words like wiki, podcast, blog, offshoring and supersize being... READ ON
We ran an article in our last issueÂ about how gas prices work and in doing some digging on prices around the country, we noticed that if New Yorkers look across the border into New Jersey, they'll see gas prices are about 30 cents cheaper there. So by driving a few extra miles, you couldÂ save a significant amount of money over the course of a year, right? Not exactly. Did you know there are still two states in the union - Oregon and New Jersey - where self service pumps are still forbidden? So even... READ ON
And I'm not talking aboutÂ simply remembering to set your clock ahead an hr. Here's your cheat sheet:
There's no 's' at the end of Saving, so it's Daylight Saving Time - not Savings Time.
This year will be the first time since the early 1970s that the state of Indiana has observed Daylight Saving Time. Some counties observed it in the past but most did not.
Ben Franklin was one of the first to suggest the idea but it wasn't until WWI that Daylight Saving was actually put in place,... READ ON
After seeing the story this week on the new Guinness record for largest/longest buffett (510 different dishes on 500 feet of table), I stumbled into TheLongestListofTheLongestStuff AtTheLongestDomainNameAtLongLast.com. Because sometimes it's good to return to your elementary school obsession with Guinness records. Check out the world's longest nose (I really think I had a friend in college who the record keepers just haven't seen), the longest beard (at 17.5 feet and now on display at the Smithsonian - for... READ ON
John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.