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No Doubt is a rock band that formed in 1986 in Anaheim, California. No Doubts lead singer is Gwen Stefani.
The idiomatic expression to toe the line means to obey. The etymology of the phrase is disputed, although it is likely to come from the Royal Navy. Barefooted sailors were required to stand to attention for inspection lined up along the seams for the wooden deck, hence toeing the line.
Glop is food thats deemed unappetizing. Glop is imitative of the sound of inferior food hitting the plate.
The Latin equivalent of the Greek letter nu is N. An uppercase nu looks just like the Latin capital N. However, the lowercase nu looks like our lowercase V. Very confusing
The word ditto was originally used in Italian (from Tuscan dialect) to avoid repetition of the names of months in a series of dates. So, ditto is just another wonderful import from that lovely land
Dogs have an amazing sense of smell, and scientists tell us that it is 10,000 to 100,000 more acute than human olfactory capability. We have about 6 million olfactory receptors in our noses, compared to about 300 million in the nose of a dog. When we breathe in through our noses, the all of that air goes straight to the lungs for respiration. In dogs, about 12% of inspired air is directed to a part of the nose that is dedicated to the sense of smell.
Kleptocrats are corrupt rulers who use their power to their own benefit, stealing resources from their realm and exploiting their people. The word kleptocracy comes from the related term kleptomania. The Greek word kleptein translates as to steal.
The product that was to become Doritos was a creation at the Casa de Fritos in Disneyland in the early sixties. A marketing executive from Frito-Lay noticed how well the snack was selling in the park, and made a deal to produce the chips under the name Doritos, starting in 1964. Doritos translates from Spanish as little bits of gold.
The Jewish holiday of Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan and lasts for seven or eight days, depending on the Jewish denomination. Nisan usually falls in March-April on the Gregorian calendar.
Its Raining Men has been labeled as a dance anthem, gay anthem and a classic female anthem; whatever anthem you relate to, its a fun song. It sounds very disco, and was indeed written in the late disco era. The Disco Divas like Donna Summer passed on it so it was only in the early eighties that it surfaced, when it was recorded by the one-hit wonder act called the Weather Girls. Geri Halliwell came out with a version in 2001, which is the version that I actually prefer, largely because of its featured on the soundtrack of the movie Bridget Joness Diary.
Ive never worn a bolo tie, and was surprised to discover that it is a relatively recent invention. The first bolo tie was apparently produced in Wickenburg, Arizona in the late 1940s by a silversmith. The bolo takes its name from the boleadora, an Argentine lariat.
Camptown Races is a comic song written in African-American vernacular dialect. The song was composed by Stephen Foster in 1850, and was originally titled Gwine to Run All Night.
De Camptown ladies sing dis songDoo-dah! doo-dah!
De Camp-town race-track five miles longOh! doo-dah day!
I come down dah wid my hat caved inDoo-dah! doo-dah!
I go back home wid a pocket full of tinOh! doo-dah day!
Ill bet my money on de bob-tail nag
Founded in 1958, United Press International (UPI) used to be one of the biggest news agencies in the world, sending out news by wire to the major newspapers. UPI ran into trouble with the change in media formats at the end of the twentieth century and lost many of its clients as the afternoon newspapers shut down due to the advent of television news. UPI, which once employed thousands, still exists today but with just a fraction of that workforce.
Jennifer Lawrence (sometimes w in the press) is an actress from Louisville, Kentucky who really hit the big time when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist in the Hunger Games series of films. Lawrence won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook. At 22 years of age, she was the second-youngest recipient of the award (Marlee Matlin was 21 when she won for 1986s Children of a Lesser God).
Cate Blanchett is a great actress from Australia, and a winner of an Academy Award for playing Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator. Winning for that role made Blanchett the first person to win an Academy Award for playing an actor (Hepburn) who had also won an Oscar. Now that, that is trivial information
Actress Julianne Moore won her Best Actress Oscar for playing the title role in the 2014 film Still Alice, which deals with the subject of Alzheimers disease. As well as being a talented actor, Moore is a successful childrens author. Her 2007 book Freckleface Strawberry became a New York Times Best Seller, and was inspired by the teasing she received as a child for having freckles.
A coati is a member of the raccoon family and is also known as the Brazilian aardvark, or the snookum bear. The coati is native to Central and South America, but can also be found in the southwest of the United States.
The raccoon is native to North America. In captivity, raccoons can live to over 20 years of age, but in the wild they only live two or three years. The main causes for the shorter lifespan are hunting and road traffic.
John Grisham is a lawyer and an incredibly successful author best known for his legal thrillers. After graduating from law school, Grisham practiced law for about ten years and then went into politics. He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives for six years, during which time he wrote his first novel, A Time to Kill.
Phenol is also known as carbolic acid. Phenol can be used as an embalming fluid, although more usually bodies are embalmed using formaldehyde. Injections of phenol were used extensively by the Nazis during the WWII particularly in concentration camps, as a means of execution.
Respect is a song by Otis Redding, and one that he recorded himself in 1965. It became a hit when Aretha Franklin made her famous cover version in 1967. The Redding and Franklin versions have different storylines though, and different musical feels.
I think Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, had a tough life. Franklin had her first son when she was just 13-years-old, and her second at 15. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin as number one in their list of the greatest singers of all time.
Kobe Bryant played basketball for the LA Lakers. Kobe Bryant got his name from a menu, would you believe? His parents were in a Japanese restaurant and liked the name of Kobe beef, the beef from around the city of Kobe on the island of Honshu in Japan.
The apse of a church or cathedral is a semicircular recess in an outer wall, usually with a half-dome as a roof and often where there resides an altar. Originally, apses were used as burial places for the clergy and also for storage of important relics.
I remember watching Greta Van Susteren as a legal commentator on CNN during the O. J. Simpson murder trial. She parlayed those appearances into a permanent slot as co-host of CNNs Burden of Proof, before becoming host of her own show on the Fox News Channel called On the Record. Van Susteren parted company with Fox in 2016, and apparently that parting wasnt a happy one. She was immediately replaced on air, without giving her a chance to bid adieu to her TV audience.
After all the trials following the exposure of fraud at Enron, several of the key players ended up in jail. Andrew Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer. He plea-bargained and received ten years without parole, and became the key witness in the trials of others. Even Fastows wife was involved and she was sentenced to one year for helping her husband hide money. Jeffrey Skilling (ex-CEO) was sentenced to 24 years and 4 months. Kenneth Lay (CEO) died in 2006 after he had been found guilty but before he could be sentenced. The accounting firm Arthur Andersen was found guilty of obstruction of justice for shredding thousands of pertinent documents and deleting emails and files (a decision that the Supreme Court later overturned on a technicality). But still, Arthur Andersen collapsed under the weight of the scandal and 85,000 people lost their jobs (despite only a handful being directly involved with Enron).
Pomona College is a private school in Claremont, California in Los Angeles County. The name Pomona comes from the original location of the college in Pomona, California. The college opened for classes in Pomona in a rental house in 1888. The following year it moved to the site of an unfinished hotel in Claremont, but retained the Pomona name.
Ipso jure is Latin for by operation of law. Its a legal term that I dont really understand, to be honest
In Ancient Greece an odeon (also odeum) was like a small theater, with odeon literally meaning a building for musical competition. Odea were used in both Greece and Rome for entertainments such as musical shows and poetry readings.
A Dutch door has a top and a bottom equally divided in area. There is a suggestion that the term go Dutch originated with the Dutch door. The bill is split, and so are Dutch doors. That said, when people go Dutch they each pay for themselves, as opposed to even splitting the tab.
The very recognizable constellation of Orion is named for the Greek god Orion, the Hunter. If you take a look at the star in Orions right shoulder, the second brightest star in the constellation, you might notice that it is quite red in color. This is the famous star called Betelgeuse, a red supergiant, a huge star that is on its way out. Betelgeuse is expected to explode into a supernova within the next thousand years or so. You dont want to miss that
Potassium iodide is an important nutrient, and is the most common additive used in iodized table salt. The addition of a source of iodine to table salt is a public health measure taken prevent iodine deficiency. Additional iodine in the diet isnt really necessary for those who eat a reasonable amount of seafood, as there is a lot of iodine in the oceans.
Zoysia is a creeping grass that is widely used for lawns in temperate climates.
Tunis is the capital of Tunisia, and gives the country her name. Tunis is on the Mediterranean coast, and is located just a few miles from the site of ancient Carthage.
The term Arab Spring has been applied to the wave of protests, riots and civil wars that impacted the Arab world from 2010 to 2012. The uprisings were sparked by the Tunisian Revolution at the end of 2010 that led to the ouster of the longtime president and the institution of democratic elections. The period of instability that followed in some Arab League countries has been dubbed the Arab Winter
The wonderful poet Robert Frost was a native of San Francisco, but lived most of life in New England. He also spent a few years in England, just before WWI. Frost was well recognized for his work during his lifetime, and received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He was also Vermonts first Poet Laureate, a position that he held from 1961 until his death in 1963.
Aça (pronounced ass-aye-ee) is a palm tree native to Central and South America. The fruit has become very popular in recent years and its juice is a very fashionable addition to juice mixes and smoothies.
The Labrador (Lab) breed of dog has been around at least since 1814. The breed comes in three registered colors: black, yellow and chocolate.
European Theater of Operations (ETO)
Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars universe. The characters birth name was Ben Solo. He was trained as a Jedi knight by his uncle, Luke Skywalker. However, Ben came to embrace the Dark Side, and changed his name to Kylo Ren. Ren is played by actor Adam Driver.
1. Where thoughts can be organized : SCRAP PAPER
14. Not go off-script : TOE THE LINE
16. Theyre hidden annually : EASTER EGGS
20. Kind of baseball league for pre-Little Leaguers : PEE WEE
30. Like some restaurant boxes : TO-GO
34. One of two possible Passover mos. : APR
37. Its Raining __: The Weather Girls hit : MEN
41. Lost control in a big way : RIOTED
45. Bolo ties or bell-bottoms : FASHION CRAZE
48. Camptown Races refrain syllables : DOO-DAH
56. Media co. based in D.C. and Fla. : UPI
57. Best Actress between Jennifer and Julianne : CATE
65. Quit it with the attitude! : DONT SASS ME!
10. Franklin spelled it out : RESPECT
11. What you might get on a day off : SLOW START
15. Former Fox News anchor Van Susteren : GRETA
27. College in Claremont, California : POMONA
28. __ jure: by the law itself : IPSO
31. Ancient performance halls : ODEA
32. Shares expenses, in a way : GOES DUTCH
51. __ begins in delight and ends in wisdom: Frost : A POEM
60. Han and Leias son Kylo __ : REN
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