The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
Today's John Tierney-authored Findings column discusses the evolution and significance of the upturned palm and its variants--the shrug, the downturned palm, etc:
That simple gesture, the upturn
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In middle and high school, I used to sit up late on Sunday nights to catch the best show on MTV, 120 Minutes.
The title of this video, as per YouTube, is "Crazy Russian Lady Owns 130 Cats." That really says it all.
When Life Gives You Massive River Flooding, Make Lemonade
In a fit of early 1900s nature-subduing enthusiasm, the good people of California decided to turn Imperial Valley (a desert) into a vast agri
BREAKING NEWS: After reviewing all 360+ award names, and debating vigorously over which one was the so-called flossiest, we've finally (FINALLY) made our decision.
Last week at the Presurfer I saw a video of Alabama potter Jerry Brown making a jug.
CNN is reporting that deep fried lattes, fried chili pie, fried banana pudding and fried guacamole are all highlights set to premier at this year's third annual Big Tex Choice Awards contest.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Today I typed in "comprised less tha
Thank you, Forbes, for your annual reports on the state of the "singles" nation; the 2007 edition is here!
I'm fascinated by vintage photos, occasionally buying a few and wondering at the stories behind them.
It wasn't long ago that we reported on a flurry of overtly political kids books -- like Help! There's a Liberal Under My Bed!
Maybe my memory for this sort of thing isn't that good, but aside from some photos of Kennedy with his shirt off (yachting in the Vineyard, or something), I can't really remember any pics of
Though it may seem ridiculous, I've had a theory for a long time that the best modern example of Ivan Pavlov's work is a line from DJ Casper's dance hit "Cha-Cha Slide." The
Business Week reports on a survey done by Hagerty Insurance that ranks the worst car designs ever. Here are the results:
1. AMC Pacer
3. Ford Pinto
4. Pontiac Aztec