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- Mixed Martial Arts June 6, 2020Mixed martial arts (MMA), or cage fighting, is a combat sport incorporating various fighting techniques. Professional bouts began in the US in the 1990s and were in the style of vale tudo—"anything goes" in Portuguese—but as MMA gained more mainstream popularity, some safety rules were adopted. Though it is often seen as brutal, MMA may actually be […]
- Casu Marzu June 5, 2020A traditional Sardinian delicacy, casu marzu is pecorino cheese that has been intentionally infested with live cheese fly larvae. The cheese itself is soft, having been partially decomposed by the larvae. It is readily available on the black market in Sardinia, where it is considered an aphrodisiac and served with red wine. Some choose to cover casu marzu wi […]
- Panspermia June 4, 2020Panspermia is the hypothesis that life originated elsewhere in the universe and spread to Earth, and perhaps other places, on objects like asteroids. Astrobiologists, who investigate the possibility of life in space, point out that some microorganisms can, in fact, survive in space but that the long distances between planets would make surviving an interplan […]
- Mixed Martial Arts June 6, 2020
- Robert Kennedy Dies from Gunshot Wounds (1968) June 6, 2020Five years after US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, his younger brother, Senator Robert Kennedy, was shot and killed by a man named Sirhan Sirhan. The shooting took place on the night that Robert won the California Democratic presidential nomination. His body was taken to Arlington National Cemetery by train, and thousands of people gathered by t […]
- US Secretary of State George Marshall Announces the Marshall Plan (1947) June 5, 2020World War II left the finances and industry of Europe crippled. In 1947, Marshall proposed a plan for the US to finance the European recovery. From 1948 to 1952, it provided almost $13 billion in grants and loans to 17 countries and was a key factor in reviving their economies and stabilizing their political structures. While most of Europe embraced the plan […]
- Jonathan Pollard Pleads Guilty to Espionage Charges (1986) June 4, 2020After leaving graduate school in 1979, Pollard immediately began applying for intelligence positions, and landed one at the US Naval Investigative Service (NIS). In 1985, after he had attained a high level of clearance, coworkers noticed that he was accessing a huge number of documents for seemingly no reason. He was arrested and, the following year, pled gu […]
- Robert Kennedy Dies from Gunshot Wounds (1968) June 6, 2020
- John Trumbull (1756) June 6, 2020After serving as an aide to George Washington during the American Revolution, Trumbull went to London to study painting under Benjamin West. He was imprisoned shortly thereafter—in retribution for the hanging of a British agent in the US—and left London upon his release. He returned in 1784 and began a celebrated series of historical paintings, four of which […]
- John Couch Adams (1819) June 5, 2020Before the planet Neptune was discovered, Adams—an English astronomer and mathematician—correctly predicted its existence and position based on irregularities in the motion of Uranus. However, the credit for the discovery went to Urbain Leverrier, who had come to the same conclusion later but published his findings earlier. In 1846, the planet was first obse […]
- François Quesnay (1694) June 4, 2020While serving as consulting physician to Louis XV at Versailles, Quesnay developed an interest in economics. In his 1758 Tableau économique, he described the relationship between the different economic classes of society and the flow of payments among them, and he developed the concept of economic balance used by many later economic analysts. An advocate of […]
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- Epsom Derby Day June 6, 2020Derby Day is the most prestigious horse race in the world, held annually at the Epsom Racecourse in Surrey, England, on the second day of the summer meeting in early June. Many companies in England give their employees the day off so they can join in the picnicking that takes place near the course. Like the Kentucky Derby, the festivities surrounding the Der […]
- Ramayana Ballet June 5, 2020The most spectacular dance-drama on the island of Java, Indonesia, is held on an open-air stage at the Prambanan Temple near Yogyakarta. The ballet is a contemporary abbreviated version of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, unfolding over the four nights to tell the story of Prince Rama banished from his country to wander for years in the wilderness. More than 10 […]
- International Festival-Institute at Round Top June 4, 2020This teaching institute and music festival was founded by world-renowned pianist James Dick in 1971 to establish a center where talented student musicians could make a smooth transition to a professional career. The emphasis is still on pianists, but there is also instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, chamber music, and orchestra. The faculty is composed […]
- Epsom Derby Day June 6, 2020
- cheapjack June 6, 2020Definition: (adjective) Inferior in quality or value. Synonyms: shoddy, tawdry. Usage: The boardwalk is rife with shabby shops selling cheapjack souvenirs. Discuss
- introverted June 5, 2020Definition: (adjective) Marked by interest in or preoccupation with oneself or one's own thoughts as opposed to others or the environment; shy or reserved. Synonyms: introspective, self-examining. Usage: Bobby is an introverted child, so it is unlikely that he would feel comfortable entering the talent show.
- two-dimensional June 4, 2020Definition: (adjective) Lacking the expected range or depth. Synonyms: flat. Usage: The actress's two-dimensional performance was especially disappointing given the emotional complexity of the character she was playing.
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- Francis Bacon June 6, 2020I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto. Discuss
- Joseph Conrad June 5, 2020What is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow-men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history.
- Francis Bacon June 4, 2020Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
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- What difference has #MeToo made? June 4, 2020Sam and Georgina talk about the movement and teach you related vocabulary.
- Is the recycling system broken? May 28, 2020We talk about the over-reliance on recycling rather than reducing the use of plastics
- The soothing power of books May 21, 2020How can books help us relax and feel more alive during troubled times?
- Shocking facts about electricity May 14, 2020Neil and Georgina talk about how electrical systems differ from country to country.
- The importance of handwashing May 7, 2020Neil and Georgina tell you why handwashing saves lives and teach you vocabulary.
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- What difference has #MeToo made? June 4, 2020