Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
When I was a kid, my parents had a few different rituals they employed before it was time for me to go to bed. Sometimes the ritual involved reading a book.
ScienceDaily reported this week on the TLC ancient Egyptians applied to the mummification of certain favored animals, including cats and crocodiles:
"Mummification of animals has been thought of
mental_floss is running a feature on election topics that we (as a staff) pretend to know about, but really don't.
I've been mildly obsessed with the novels of Nevil Shute for the past three years, and have finally completed my collection of his books -- 25 volumes in all, including an autobiography.
When yer dead, yer gone and that's it -- or so they say. Ashes to ashes, right?
Every sports fan has their share of misery, but I think mine takes the cake.
It's not always fun to introduce visitors to your local flora and fauna. Dealing with tourists can be a real chore. So the habit of pulling their legs a bit can be a welcome bit of fun.
I thought we'd take a break from the most dangerous and worst-paying type job posts and delve into something that has followed me around my office career like the boogieman on an unlit street in
We reported on ghost riding last year, when the hyphy-ghost riding movement seemed to be building; however, the viability of that wave has been debated a lot lately.
"Killer Escapes from Psych Hospital with Survival Gear," read the headline in our local newspaper.
We've covered Tetris Shelving and Tetris Shower Stalls, but I think it's time to share some hardcore Tetris knowledge and killer gameplay.
The only resource you need is tetrisconcept.com,
We've got a favor to ask, and a t-shirt to offer.
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We Westerners seem to spend an awful lot of time dreaming about the future -- and we always have.
I'm the type of person who doesn't like to come into a new TV series in the middle.
Last year the Reason Foundation published a study arguing that drinkers earn more than non-drinkers (stressing that drinkers "who tipped a glass at home" earned less--and probably cried and