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- King Philip's War July 16, 2018King Philip's War was, proportionately, one of the bloodiest and costliest conflicts in America's history. By 1660, New England settlers had pushed into Native American territory in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. To protect their lands, Wampanoag chief Metacom—also known as King Philip—organized a federation of tribes, which destroye […]
- Captain Nemo July 15, 2018One of the most famous antiheroes in fiction, Captain Nemo is an enigmatic character featured in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island. A scientific genius, Nemo roams the depths of the sea in his submarine, the Nautilus. Though he projects a stern confidence, he is driven by a thirst for vengeance and, at the sam […]
- Psychedelic Psychotherapy July 14, 2018The use of psychedelic agents in Western psychotherapy began in the 1950s, after Sandoz Laboratories, the manufacturer of LSD, began distributing it to researchers. Concern over the unauthorized use of psychedelics by the general public, however, led to widespread bans in the 1960s. Since then, the study of psychedelic psychotherapy has been limited. In rece […]
- King Philip's War July 16, 2018
- World's First Parking Meter Installed (1935) July 16, 2018The parking meter was invented in 1935 by Carl C. Magee in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The first meter was installed there later that year, guaranteeing drivers a parking space for an amount of purchased time. Used until the 1980s, Magee's original design had a coin acceptor, a dial, and a visible flag indicating the expiration of paid time. Reverend C.H. […]
- The Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping (1976) July 15, 2018Chowchilla is a small California town that made national headlines when kidnappers took control of a school bus full of children in 1976. The 26 children and their bus driver, Ed Ray, were driven around in two vans for 11 hours before being forced into a moving van buried in a quarry. After 16 hours underground, Ray and the children managed to escape. All we […]
- St. Mark's Campanile Collapses (1902) July 14, 2018Originally built in the 9th century, St. Mark's Campanile is the 323-foot (98.6-m) bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. It has been damaged many times in its history, including by fire and an earthquake. In 1902, a crack appeared in its north wall. On the morning of July 14, the campanile collapsed. Remarkably, no one was killed by t […]
- World's First Parking Meter Installed (1935) July 16, 2018
- Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872) July 16, 2018Amundsen was a Norwegian polar explorer who led the first expeditions to traverse the Northwest Passage and to reach the South Pole. Turning to air exploration, in 1926 he and Umberto Nobile succeeded in flying over the North Pole and unexplored regions of the Arctic Ocean in a dirigible built and piloted by Nobile. A bitter controversy followed with Nobile […]
- Dame Iris Murdoch (1919) July 15, 2018An Irish-born novelist and philosopher, Murdoch studied at Cambridge under prominent philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein before pursuing a career in writing. Her novels focus on the idea that free will is illusory and depict humans as "accidental" creatures, seemingly free but actually bound to self, society, and the natural world. She penned 26 novels […]
- Emmeline Pankhurst (1858) July 14, 2018Pankhurst was a leading British suffragette. In 1889, she founded the Women's Franchise League, which in 1894 secured for married women the right to vote in local elections. She later advocated militancy, mainly in the form of arson, and was once arrested 12 times in a year. During World War I, she organized a rally of 30,000 women to encourage employer […]
- Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872) July 16, 2018
- Pilgrimage of Saut d'Eau July 16, 2018The pilgrimage to the church in Ville-Bonheur, Haiti, combines both Christian and Voodoo beliefs. There is a sacred grove just outside Ville-Bonheur where, according to legend, the Virgin Mary once appeared on top of a palm tree. At this holy place, known as Saut d'Eau (waterfall), two waterfalls tumble from a precipice more than 100 feet high to create […]
- Basset Hound Games July 15, 2018The Basset Hound games are held annually at Legion Park in Woodburn, Oregon, as a way to bring together Basset Hound owners and their dogs in a day of light-hearted activities. The dogs compete in such custom-tailored Basset Hound events as longest ears, marathon napping, and the best howl. The public is welcome to view the games. The event is run by and rai […]
- Wayne Chicken Show July 14, 2018This lighthearted event takes place in Wayne, Nebraska, a town that is known primarily as a pork capital. But since there were some egg-processing plants and chicken farms in the area who were willing to contribute to the cause, the Wayne Chicken Show was "hatched" in 1981. Up to 15,000 people witness competitions in rooster crowing, chicken flying […]
- Pilgrimage of Saut d'Eau July 16, 2018
- comeuppance July 16, 2018Definition: (noun) A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just deserts. Synonyms: deserts. Usage: The central character is an evil man who gets his comeuppance in the end. Discuss
- curare July 15, 2018Definition: (noun) A toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles. Synonyms: tubocurarine. Usage: The arrow was usually tipped with a poison, such as curare, which would stun or kill the struck prey.
- hard-pressed July 14, 2018Definition: (adjective) Facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty. Synonyms: distressed, hard put, in a bad way. Usage: Hard-pressed consumers are spending less on luxuries.
- comeuppance July 16, 2018
- The koalas are threatened. Can their genome help us save them? July 16, 2018The koala is an unusual creature. Native to Australia and a bit bigger than a raccoon, it spends most of its time in eucalyptus trees, gorging on leaves that are toxic to nearly every other animal on the planet. The koala sleeps about 22 hours a day ... Discuss
- Milky Way is full of 'space grease,' study finds July 15, 2018Space is full of grease-like molecules, according to a new study that attempted to mimic interstellar dust in a laboratory. The study, conducted by the University of New South Wales in Australia and Ege University in Turkey, sought to better estimate ...
- Is Colonizing Mars the Most Important Project in Human History? July 14, 2018The Earth and Mars are a bit like fraternal twins that slowly grew apart. Four billion years ago, both planets were warm, sheathed by protective atmospheres, and carved with rivers and pools of liquid water. But today, Mars is an irradiated desert ...
- The koalas are threatened. Can their genome help us save them? July 16, 2018
- Mark Twain July 16, 2018He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it—namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. Discuss
- Charles Dickens July 15, 2018We are not rich in the bank, but we have always prospered, and we have quite enough. I never walk out with my husband but I hear the people bless him ... I never lie down at night but I know that in the course of that day he has alleviated pain and soothed some fellow-creature in the time of need ... Is not this to be rich?
- Frances Hodgson Burnett July 14, 2018Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world ... but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen.
- Mark Twain July 16, 2018
- Smartphone addiction July 12, 2018How many hours a day do you spend staring at your smartphone?
- Surf and turf July 5, 2018Rob and Neil discuss online shopping and teach you six items of vocabulary.
- Broken hearts June 28, 2018Is it possible to die from being sad and upset - or what we might call 'a broken heart'?
- Is gaming a sport? June 21, 2018We hear from people who take part in computer game tournaments and earn money from them.
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- Smartphone addiction July 12, 2018