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Topic: ride the pine
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:57:22 AM
Idiom of the Day
ride the pine — In sports (especially baseball), to remain sitting on the bench, rather than be an active participant in the game. Primarily heard in US.
Topic: Burkina Faso Republic Day
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:56:17 AM
Today's Holiday
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Burkina Faso Republic Day
On this day in 1958, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) voted to become an independent republic within the French community. It was then internally self-governing until it achieved independence in 1960. This is considered the most important national holiday in Burkina Faso, with many events held in the capital city of Ouagadougou.
Topic: "My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying,...
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:55:15 AM
Quotation of the Day

"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
Topic: Max Born (1882)
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:54:36 AM
Today's Birthday
Max Born (1882)
A prominent German physicist, Born taught theoretical physics at the University of Göttingen from 1921 to 1933, until Nazi policies forced him—a person of Jewish descent—to flee to England, where he continued to teach at the university level. He made contributions to various branches of physics, including solid-state physics and optics, but his most important work was that related to quantum mechanics, which earned him a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954.
Topic: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:53:21 AM
This Day in History
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)—now the United Nations Children's Fund—was founded in 1946 for the purpose of providing relief to children in countries devastated by World War II. After 1950, it turned to general children's welfare programs, winning the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965. Today, it focuses on areas in which relatively small expenditures can have a significant impact.
Topic: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:53:20 AM
This Day in History
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)—now the United Nations Children's Fund—was founded in 1946 for the purpose of providing relief to children in countries devastated by World War II. After 1950, it turned to general children's welfare programs, winning the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965. Today, it focuses on areas in which relatively small expenditures can have a significant impact.
Topic: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:53:19 AM
This Day in History
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)—now the United Nations Children's Fund—was founded in 1946 for the purpose of providing relief to children in countries devastated by World War II. After 1950, it turned to general children's welfare programs, winning the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1965. Today, it focuses on areas in which relatively small expenditures can have a significant impact.
Topic: Bomb Disposal
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:51:16 AM
Article of the Day
Bomb Disposal
Bomb disposal is the process by which hazardous explosive devices are rendered safe in both military and civilian scenarios. It became a formalized practice during WWI, when the mass production of munitions led to a large proportion of "duds" being manufactured and fired. These unexploded ordinances were extremely hazardous, so units dedicated to their disposal were created. Today, bomb disposal technicians use remote-controlled robots to neutralize bombs from a distance.
Topic: oscillate
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:50:16 AM
Word of the Day
oscillate
Definition: (verb) Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.
Synonyms: hover, vacillate, vibrate
Usage: He continues to oscillate between accepting the prestigious promotion and retiring.
Topic: The Past Emphatic Tense
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:47:03 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
The Past Emphatic Tense
We can form a positive sentence in the past simple tense by using the past emphatic tense. It is formed by using "did" before the main verb, which is in the present tense.

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