Daily Content Archive

(as of Thursday, June 02, 2016)
Word of the Day

decollete

Definition:(adjective) Cut low at the neckline.
Synonyms:low-cut, low-necked
Usage: She wore a decollete dress that many of the guests deemed inappropriately revealing.
Article of the Day

In a Flash

As storm clouds develop, the temperature at the top of the clouds becomes much cooler than that at the bottom. For reasons that scientists still do not understand, this temperature difference results in the accumulation of negatively charged particles near the base and positively charged particles near the top of the storm cloud. This buildup of electrical charge causes a high-voltage discharge in the form of lightning. What is sheet lightning, and how does it differ from forked lightning? More...
This Day in History

US President Grover Cleveland Gets Married in the White House (1886)

Though President Cleveland entered the White House a notorious bachelor—having allegedly fathered a child out of wedlock—he did not remain single for long. Having become the executor of his deceased law partner's estate a decade earlier, Cleveland had supervised the upbringing of his partner's daughter, Frances. She visited him in the White House in 1885, and the two were married in the Blue Room a year later, making him the only president to be married there. He was how many years her senior? More...
Today's Birthday

Johnny Weissmuller (1904)

Weissmuller was a five-time Olympic gold medalist with 67 world records in swimming when, in 1932, he turned in his swimsuit for a loincloth and became Tarzan, the Ape Man. He starred in 12 Tarzan films and created the memorable "Tarzan yell" before being replaced by a younger actor in 1948. He then went on to star in a series of Jungle Jim movies adapted from comic books. Afterward, he ran his own swimming pool company. His face appears in the collage on the cover of what iconic record album? More...
Quotation of the Day
Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Idiom of the Day

kids will be kids

Kids behave childishly or immaturely by nature, so it is unrealistic to expect otherwise. More...
Today's Holiday

Black Music Month (2017)

Black Music Month is observed in June each year in the United States. Created by music executives Kenny Gable and Ed Wright as a way to celebrate and promote black music, the special designation has been proclaimed each year since 1979 by the President. At the White House in Washington, D.C., a concert and reception is held each year that features various genres of African-American music, including R&B, jazz, blues, and hip hop. Throughout the country, public and private organizations host numerous educational programs and cultural festivals recognizing the achievements of black musicians. More...
In the News

Schrödinger's cat just got even weirder (and even more confusing)

Everyone's heard of Schrödinger's cat, and if you're not a physicist or a liar, you can probably admit that you don't really get it. Well, hold onto your hats: A new study pushes the thought experiment into even stranger territory. Scientists have ... More...
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