digg On March 10, 1869, railroad officials, political leaders and work gangs converged at Promontory Point, Utah, to drive in the last spike of the Pacific Railroad, the first of five transcontinental railroads built in the 19th century. The driving of the spike linked the Union Pacific line built from East to West with the Central Pacific, which had commenced construction in California.
The crossword puzzle that predicted the future with complete confidence I’d heard of the famous NYT crossword that predicted the winner of the 1996 presidential elections, but I hadn’t ever seen it till today… The day before the election, the clue for 39-Across was “Lead story in tomorrow’s newspaper (!), with 43-Across.” 43-Across was “Elected,” so 39-Across obviously needed to be the name of the as-yet-unchosen winner. How did the puzzle maker know who would be elected?
Gernreich is an alternative alphabet for English invented by Michael Carnright when he was 14. The letters are like building blocks which are connected together to make words, which in turn can be connected together to make sentences. Micheael usually uses graph paper to write this alphabet. Notable features The letters with the largest span from point to point are used for the most common letters in English. The least used letters are represented by the smallest symbols. Gernreich alphabet
Mozilla Firefox Limewire has been sued for 75 TRILLION Dollars by 13 record companies. Every single US household would have to spend all of its income buying nothing but music for over 13 years in order to arrive at what the music industry has deemed a reasonable settlement. To put that number into perspective the U.S. GDP is around $14 trillion -- less than one fifth of what the music industry is requesting.
Keep this cheatsheet handy — it contains the most common HTML tags and their proper syntax. Basic Tags <html></html> Creates an HTML document <head></head> Sets off the title and other information that isn’t displayed on the web page itself <body></body> Sets off the visible portion of the document Body Attributes
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat. It's not the heat, it's the humidity. Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit! God, look at the time!
If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject.
The Greek Seaman / Jacqueline Howett Genre: Suspense/Literary Fiction Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words Availability Kindle: YES Nook: YES DTB: NO Author: Born and educated in London, England, author Jacqueline Howett now lives in the US.
"7 Extremely Nerdy Pickup Lines" by Brian Murphy - CollegeHumor Article
Dark Side of Oz Click here for the W izard of Oz Poster ~ Over The Rainbow Trippy inspiration for Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon ~ 24x36" It will probably take you a few tries to get the synch lined up just right so be patient. First load the Dark Side of the Moon CD into your CD player and hit PLAY (>) and then immediately hit PAUSE (II) so it is cued up and ready to roll. Be sure also to set your CD player to continuous replay.
This Evil Overlord List is Copyright 1996-1997 by Peter Anspach. If you enjoy it, feel free to pass it along or post it anywhere, provided that (1) it is not altered in any way, and (2) this copyright notice is attached. This Evil Overlord List grew out of the exchanges on what is now the Star Trek mailing list "email@example.com", beginning in 1994 (when it was still "firstname.lastname@example.org"). We were kicking around cliches that appeared on "Deep Space 9" at the time, and I started to compile a list of classic blunders they were making. The list came to about 20 or so items.
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How to write a paper in college/university: 1. Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well lit place in front of your computer.
This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list pertains to current, widely held, erroneous ideas and beliefs about notable topics which have been reported by reliable sources. Each has been discussed in published literature, as has its topic area and the facts concerning it.
This is a list of unusual deaths . This list includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources. Some of the deaths are mythological or are considered to be unsubstantiated by contemporary researchers. Some other articles also cover deaths that might be considered unusual or ironic, including List of entertainers who died during a performance , List of inventors killed by their own inventions , List of association footballers who died while playing , List of professional cyclists who died during a race and the List of political self-immolations . [ edit ] Antiquity
Great quotes by comedians ----- Begin NetScrap(TM) ----- Great quotes by comedians "If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me." --Bobcat Goldthwait "I've been doing the Fonda workout: the Peter Fonda workout. That's where I wake up, take a hit of acid, smoke a joint, and run to my sister's house and ask her for money." --Kevin Meaney "My mom said she learned how to swim.
Deal or No Deal: A Statistical Deal