Category Archives: Did you know?

Acting you age, however you act

I can’t even vote on Mars Have you ever been told to “act your age”? You were probably doing something immature or foolish at the time and the speaker undoubtedly wished to admonish you. Now you can prove that you … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor

Occam on a Wigu t-shirt So this guy, Ockham, never actually said, “the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.” That is kind of what he was implying though. What Father William de Ockham actually said was “entities must not … Continue reading

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GDP by State!

GraphJam is an amusing site over at Cheez Burger (aka lolcats). While usually breaking down things like How Lady Gaga likes her steaks, every now and then there is an economic gem such as if the states were renamed by GDP: … Continue reading

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Horse Capital of the World

There are five horse capitals of the world. Four of them are in the United States (the other is in France, go figure). I’m pretty happy to live in one of them, especially as the World Equestrian Games approach. Source: … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Library Week

This week (April 11-17) is National Library Week, a celebration observed every April by all types of libraries across the country since 1958.  The idea originated in the mid-1950s as radio, television and musical instruments became more popular diversions and … Continue reading

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Nigeria… reason to hope?

The Economist: Briefing: NigeriaYou know how when you read about things in Africa…. no wait. You know how once you learned there was a continent called Africa and all you’ve heard since then about it is about HIV/AIDS or Bono? … Continue reading

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Extra Second of Time

Don’t we all wish we had just a little more time? This New Year’s Eve, we all get an extra second of time. According to Discovery News, the second will come between 6:59:59 and 7:00:00 pm EST, making 2008 the … Continue reading

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