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Topic: These Dinosaur Tracks Are 200 Million Years Old, but Tourists Keep Ripping Them Up
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM
These Dinosaur Tracks Are 200 Million Years Old, but Tourists Keep Ripping Them Up

Forget initials carved into trees or litter tossed by the side of a trail—Red Fleet State Park in Utah has bigger vandalism problems. Tourists have been tearing up slabs of ancient rock and tossing them into a nearby reservoir, the Utah State Parks ... More...
Topic: hanker
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
hanker

(verb) Desire strongly or persistently.

Synonyms: long, yearn

Usage: There, my lady cousin; there stands the most undutiful child in the world; she hankers after a beggarly rascal, and won't marry one of the greatest matches in all England.
Topic: Samuel Hopkins
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Samuel Hopkins

Hopkins was an American inventor who was granted the first US patent in 1790—just months after President George Washington signed the new patent statute into law—for an improved process for making potash and pearl ash, substances used in the manufacture of glass, soap, and fertilizer. There was no Patent Office at the time, so his petition was approved by a committee that included the US president, secretary of state, and attorney general. What other US patents were issued that year? More...
Topic: Rajiv Gandhi Is Assassinated (1991)
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Rajiv Gandhi Is Assassinated (1991)

When his brother Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash in 1981, Rajiv Gandhi—then an airline pilot—was drafted into politics by his mother, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. When she was assassinated in 1984, he succeeded her as prime minister. In 1987, he sent peacekeeping forces to Sri Lanka in an unsuccessful attempt to end Tamil-Sinhalese violence. Following allegations of corruption, he resigned as prime minister in 1989. He was assassinated in 1991. How and by whom was he killed? More...
Topic: Mary Anning (1799)
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Mary Anning (1799)

The daughter of a British cabinetmaker who supplemented his income by selling "curiosities" he recovered from cliffside fossil beds near his home, Mary Anning grew up collecting fossils. When she was just 12 years old, she and her brother discovered the first ichthyosaur skeleton to be correctly identified. As an adult, she continued the dangerous work of scouring the Lyme Regis cliffs for fossils and made a number of significant geological finds. What tongue twister might Anning have inspired? More...
Topic: Anastenaria
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Anastenaria

Anastenaria is a firewalking ceremony in Greece, in the communes of Agia Eleni near Serres and of Langada near Thessalonike. Men and women, some holding red kerchiefs and some carrying icons of St. Constantine and St. Helen—in whose honor the ceremonies are held—dance barefooted on red-hot coals while folk musicians play. The custom is supposed to have originated in an ancient form of worship that was brought by travelers from Kosti in Eastern Thrace and adapted to Christian beliefs. More...
Topic: One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
Topic: be little love lost between (two people)
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
be little love lost between (two people)

Of two people, to dislike one another very much. More...

Topic: wandering
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: wandering

evagation - Means mental wandering or digression, also a digression in speech or writing. More...

mundivagant - Means "wandering around the world." More...

vagation - The action of wandering, straying, or departing from the proper or regular course. More...

wanderjahr - Literally German for "wander year," it refers to a year of wandering or travel. More...

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Topic: Forming the Present Simple Tense
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Forming the Present Simple Tense

The present simple tense (also called the "simple present tense") is used when we speak about habits, general facts, and timetables. Most verbs in the present simple tense are in the same form as what? More...

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