The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
"¢ He dropped out of school at age 16.
"¢ He's produced albums by WWF Superstars, David Hasselhoff and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
"¢ Stanley Kubrick purchased Cowell
Long-time readers may recall that we're big fans of Jonathan Coulton. In celebrating his entire catalog, we came across a podcast he produces...from the moon!
When the Eiffel Tower was first built, it was the tallest building in the world. At 986 feet, it was almost twice as tall as the previous tallest building, the Washington Monument.
We're not altogether certain who would want one of these in their house, unless you've got a collection of shrunken heads and necklaces woven from human hair for them to go along with.
In this the third part of our ongoing 433-part series, Better Know a Director, we'll do a once-over on the work of Jonathan Glazer. The Fightin' Glazer.
Question: What's greasy, grimy, and surprisingly useful?
Answer: Turkey guts"¦and a lot of other stuff, too.
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."
In honor of the NCAA tournament, today I
Name Dropping: Saint Augustine (Saint Uh-GUSS-tin if you're trying to impress people; St. AWW-guh-steen if you're talking about the town in Florida): (354-430).
I'm in Maui right now--a first-timer to the islands--and wishing I could go back in time & add my name to the list of Punahou alums (but then I'd no longer be in the company of
The trouble with string theory, physicists will tell you, is that it's just that: an elegant and compelling theory.
Remember when doctors made house calls? I don't. During infirmities such as scarlet fever, pneumonia, concussions and stepped-on-broken-glass, no doctor ever came to me.
In order to make running laps in phys-ed class easier, Viktor Gordeyev invented gasoline-powered boots. These super-boots are capable of propelling the wearer at upwards of 20 miles per hour.
Hyundai isn't exactly a company know for its eco-friendly innovations, but their new concept SUV, the QarmaQ, definitely pushes the eco envelope.
As another baseball season gets underway, I thought I'd let you all in on a very important change this year: NEW CAPS!
The Times recently wrote about Barack Obama's time at Punahou School in Hawaii. The article mentioned that AOL founder Steve Case was also a graduate.