The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
On The New Republic's blog, The Plank, today, Michael Crowley hits us with this posting:
'A Fox News correspondent just reported from the scene of the latest California wildfire about one
...to let the chicken die, Reuters reports today that an egg has been laid with the word "Allah" inscribed on its shell.
Say what you will about eco-warrior Alex Martin, for the past year she hasn't once looked in her closet and thought "I have nothing to wear." That's because every single day from J
Minggu Mang anak Madang recently described himself to Malaysian newspapers as being "the living dead," but don't worry, he's not about to terrorize y'all's neighborhood:
Were I a shepherd tending to my flock 4000 years ago, this is the kind of natural phenomenon that would have turned me into a scribe or an oracle, verily I say unto thee.
According to The Daily Mai
ScienceDaily has a fascinating article about research being done to help paralyzed patients.
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that people with long-standing, severe paralysis can
Jim Guigli, a retiree from Carmichael (no relation), California, is the winner of this year's Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest, named after the dashing gent pictured at left, who gave us "I
Because you know these chicken facts will come in handy later....
The longest recorded flight time of a chicken is 13 seconds.
A chicken that just lost its head can run the length of a football
Not to be confused with International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which isn't for another two months.
Anyway, since lately I seem to do nothing but look up POTC: DMC-related trivia, I thought I
Reuters is reporting that a team of Australian paleontologists has discovered over 20 previously unknown species in a fossil dig in Northwest Queensland.
No, that's not a picture of the newly refurbished Pirates of the Caribbean ride: It's Sea World's Kraken coaster, named after the mythical sea beastie who features in the latest install
In all the hubbub over Roger Federer's 4-in-a-row win streak at Wimbledon, a far more newsworthy story was overshadowed.
I finally got around to seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest last night, and I have only one gripe: cross-dressed Keira Knightley and the swampy voodoo priestess aside, where are the