Daily Content Archive

(as of Thursday, November 1, 2018)
Word of the Day

pertain

Definition:(verb) Be relevant to.
Synonyms:concern, bear on, come to, touch on, refer, relate
Usage: All the evidence that pertains to the accident was submitted to the court.
Article of the Day

The Origin of Birds

Though the origin of birds has long been a contentious topic, the current scientific consensus is that they evolved from maniraptors, dinosaurs with which they share many anatomical features. One issue that has yet to be resolved, however, is whether the capacity for flight arose in tree-living dinosaurs that glided from branch to branch—the "trees-down" hypothesis—or in fast-running terrestrial dinosaurs—the "ground-up" hypothesis. What other theory about the origin of flight has been proposed? More...
This Day in History

The Malbone Street Wreck (1918)

One of the deadliest train crashes in US history took place during a strike of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, some of whose members operated elevated trains for the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT). To keep service running, the BRT brought in inexperienced motormen to replace the striking workers. That evening, a five-car train derailed in the Malbone Street tunnel after negotiating a curve too quickly, killing 93. How many hours of training had the train's operator received? More...
Today's Birthday

Grantland Rice (1880)

Born in Tennessee, Rice began his career as a reporter with the Nashville News in 1901 before moving to New York. There, he became known as the "Dean of American Sportswriters." For decades, he was in charge of selecting the All-American football team for Collier's magazine. In his widely syndicated column, "The Sportlight," Rice coined some of sports' most memorable phrases. What famous quote about winning and losing is derived from one of Rice's poems? More...
Quotation of the Day
The things that happen here do not seem to mean anything; they mean something somewhere else. Somewhere else retribution will come on the real offender. Here it often seems to fall on the wrong person.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

Today's Holiday

International Arts and Crafts Fair (2020)

The International Arts and Crafts Fair in Burkina Faso, which takes place in the capital city, Ouagadougou, is part of a national development plan that heavily promotes the African handicraft sector. Along with showcasing the works of Burkinabé craftspeople, the 10-day exposition also displays crafts from over 30 other African countries as well as European and Asian nations. It is one of the world's largest handicraft fairs. Exporters from all over the world have traveled to the fair to peruse the many statues, textiles, leatherwork, jewelry, pottery, and ceramics on display. More...
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