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Bill aims to oust Wright Brothers as first in flight
Mon Jun 10, 2013
An then there's Richard Pearse, in New Zealand. He flew a controlled (better controlled than the Wrights') self-propelled, heavier-than-air airplane before the Wright Brothers, on March 31. 1902. Whoever was actually first to fly, it wasn't the Wright Brothers. Any Wright Brothers …
Celebrate National Tartan Day with Scotch and Scottish cuisine
Sat Apr 6, 2013
Scotland is not the only country with tartans. All of the Celtic nations use them. Kilts and bagpipes also exist in other countries than Scotland. To equate tartans and Scotland exclusively is unfair and misleading.
Why the 'Downton Abbey' theme song makes us drool
Sun Feb 17, 2013
I have never watched the program, so I have no associative or anticipatory reactions. I listened to the theme through the link in the article above.
More workers saying: "I quit!"
Tue Mar 6, 2012
This isn't the point of the article, but this writer, like most people, misuses the phrase "call it quits." I realize that the phrase includes the word "quit," but the phrase has a different meaning. It is a phrase that is used (more formerly than now) in bargaining and barter.
Celebrate Halloween — minus the trick-or-treating
Tue Oct 18, 2011
It's not "Trick-O-Treating." It's Trick or Treating.
Sake 101: Skip it with sushi; try it with a spicy dish
Fri Oct 14, 2011
Sake is not a "rice wine." From the way that it is brewed, it can be more accurately described as a non-carbonated, strong rice beer.
Bottlenecks made humans less diverse
Fri Oct 23, 2009
Here's the first sentence of the article: "Despite the sheer enormity of our planet, we humans are far more closely related than we should be." Here's what "enormity" means: enor·mi·ty Pronunciation: \i-ˈnȯr-mə-tē\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural enor·mi·ti …
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