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Topic: She thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye worms.
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM
She thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye worms.

Abby Beckley thought her left eye was irritated because of a stray eyelash. She rubbed her eye, flushed it with water, but when the discomfort remained, she peered into the mirror. She thought she saw a piece of clear fuzz. She pinched it with her fingers and ... More...
Topic: whimsical
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
whimsical

(adjective) Determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason.

Synonyms: capricious, impulsive

Usage: He had an offbeat, whimsical sense of humor.
Topic: The Parthenon
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
The Parthenon

Regarded as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece, the Parthenon is the chief temple of the Greek goddess Athena, built in the 5th century BCE on the Acropolis of Athens. One of the world's greatest cultural monuments, the white marble temple is considered the culmination of the Doric order of classical architecture. It features 46 outer columns and once boasted a continuous band of sculpture that encircled the structure. What caused the explosion that heavily damaged the Parthenon in 1687? More...
Topic: The Securitas Depot Robbery (2006)
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
The Securitas Depot Robbery (2006)

In an elaborate heist that took place over the course of several hours, the manager of the Securitas bank depot in Kent, England, was abducted along with his family and forced by a gang of masked, armed men to help steal approximately £53 million. In the process, 14 other staff members at the depot were held captive. It was the largest robbery in British history, and dozens of people would eventually be arrested in connection with it. What had previously been the UK's largest cash robbery? More...
Topic: Ladislaus the Posthumous (1440)
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Ladislaus the Posthumous (1440)

Born four months after the death of his father, Albert II of Hapsburg, Ladislaus spent much of his childhood under the control of his powerful guardians, who refused to surrender the boy to his rightful place as king of Bohemia and Hungary. Though he was finally crowned king of Bohemia at age 13, he was unable to gain control of his realms before dying, probably of poisoning, just four years later. His coronation as king of Hungary when he was a baby was made possible by what daring theft? More...
Topic: We are never half so interesting when we have learned that language is given us to enable us to conceal our thoughts.
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
We are never half so interesting when we have learned that language is given us to enable us to conceal our thoughts.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
Topic: lucky devil
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
lucky devil

Someone who has just experienced particularly good fortune, generally of whom the speaker is envious to some degree. More...

Topic: sphere
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: sphere

great circle - Any circle on the surface of a sphere that lies on a plane through its center, or a circle that divides into two equal parts—as the Equator. More...

quadrant - A quarter of a circle or sphere. More...

rhumb line - A line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction. More...

diameter - From Greek, meaning "measure through" (a circle or sphere, etc.). More...

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Topic: Using Prepositions with Verbs
Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Using Prepositions with Verbs

Certain verbs require prepositions in order to connect to their sentences' objects. These combinations, known as "prepositional verbs," allow the prepositions to act as necessary links between verbs and nouns or gerunds. What are the prepositions used in these combinations sometimes called? More...
Topic: In soil-dwelling bacteria, scientists find a new weapon to fight drug-resistant superbugs
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM
In soil-dwelling bacteria, scientists find a new weapon to fight drug-resistant superbugs

It's a new class of antibiotic that promises to live up to its rough Latin translation: killer of bad guys. In a report published this week in the journal Nature Microbiology, researchers describe a never-before-seen antibiotic agent that vanquished ... More...

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