Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, April 4, 2018)
Word of the Day

ingest

Definition:(verb) To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
Synonyms:consume, have, take in
Usage: Chocolate can be lethal to dogs if they ingest too much of it.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Subjects and Predicates

Sentences must always include both a subject and a predicate. The subject is the noun (a person, place, or thing) that performs, controls, or is responsible for the action of a verb. What is the predicate? More...
Article of the Day

Erzsébet Báthory: Serial Killer Countess

Remembered as the "Bloody Lady of Cachtice" and considered the most infamous serial killer in Hungarian and Slovak history, Erzsébet Báthory was a 17th-century Hungarian countess from the renowned Báthory family. Accused of torturing and killing hundreds of young girls, Báthory was arrested and sentenced to house arrest in 1610. Her story inspired numerous legends, including that of the countess bathing in her victims' blood in order to retain her youth. How did she die? More...
This Day in History

World Trade Center Opens in New York City (1973)

With seven buildings and a shopping concourse, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan was the largest commercial complex in the world before it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Its most prominent structures were the 110-story rectangular Twin Towers, which, at more than 1,360 ft (415 m) tall, were the tallest buildings in the world until the Sears Tower surpassed them in 1974. How did the construction of the complex lead to the expansion of the island of Manhattan? More...
Today's Birthday

McKinley Morganfield, AKA Muddy Waters (1913)

As a teenager in Mississippi, Waters played traditional country blues, but after settling in Chicago in the 1940s, he switched to a more urban style with amplified instruments. He soon became known for his driving slide guitar technique and darkly expressive vocal style. From the 1950s on, Waters recorded, toured, and played various music festivals. His electric blues influenced myriad musicians, including Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. What world-famous band took its name from one of his songs? More...
Quotation of the Day
It is when suffering finds a voice and sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

Idiom of the Day

have (something) in (one's) hands

To have under one's control, charge, or care; to have responsibility for something. More...
Today's Holiday

Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump (2020)

In the zany sport of mannequin jumping, contestants build a mannequin—which could represent anything from SpongeBob SquarePants to a Ninja Turtle—and send it flying off a 15-foot ski jump. Hundreds of spectators come to watch the mannequins fly—and often self-destruct on the way down. The Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump is held on the first Saturday in April at the Showdown Ski Area in Montana. In addition to the main event, the day's activities feature a wide variety of winter sports, including downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: transfer

translate - Early on, it meant "transfer." More...

emancipate - Derives from Latin e-, "out," and mancipare, "deliver as property; transfer, sell." More...

metaphor - From Greek metapherein, "to transfer," as it is a word or phrase transferred from one context (meaning) to another. More...

transistor - A blend of transfer and resistor. More...

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