The bizarre history of our obsession with unicorns Lack of clarity in Teh Bible? Hard to imagine. Bring on the four-legged insects. I agree on the aurochs. Red hair on the top, black of body, very strong. Its not the Bibles fault they new what the names were they mean was lost as it went on. Now if you mean the locusts they're never called insects. The Hans Wehr Arabic-English dictionary gives "RIM" as "addax, white antelope."
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College Style - School Spirit Outfits How to pass a test without really studying, how to deal with an awkward roommate situation, how to eat mac and cheese for every meal, and how to stay up till 4 a.m...every night of the week — these are just a few of the choice "real-world" lessons we learned in college. At the same time, we also learned to break away from style patterns inherited from toddler years (good-bye, ribbon belts!) and came into our own. And, the results yielded from days of field testing at Big Apple universities proved us right: College truly is a time when personal fashion really begins to flourish. Photographed by Isaac Harris Begin Slideshow
COEXIST 5 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About Ancient Civilizations Since not all of us decided to tell our parents we'd be moving back home in four years by majoring in classics, much of what we know about ancient Greece and Rome tends to come from films and TV -- meaning that much of what we "know" originated with some Hollywood producer saying, "Yes, but can we make the togas sexier?" For example, you probably think that ... #5. The Romans Were Orgy-Crazed Jastrow The Myth: Quick, let's do a word association. Geography Pictures / UIV / Getty / Hemera Technologies / PhotoObjects.ne"Veni vidi vhat's up, doc?" The Reality: Here's why you should never get your history lessons from a film produced by Penthouse : It appears the stories of Roman sex festivals were mostly the result of nasty rumors made up after the fact. "... and this one won't giggle while he fetches the anal lube." As it turns out, the Romans had trouble even imagining an orgy. But if the movie Caligula isn't as accurate as we'd hoped, who invented the Roman orgy? This was painted in 1470. #4.
25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. 1. This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. Founded by Michael Chu, Cooking for Engineers goes further than just providing recipes. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22.
Online Dating Sites - Okcupid - Tinder Seeking: An End To Seeking You're thinking of love in the long term. The commitment, the "what's yours is mine," and, yes, perhaps one day, the trip down the aisle/to City Hall. If your life was a dating-site commercial, you wouldn't mind being one half of the testimonial couple — hold the cheese, please. "Even though I was truly hoping I would find a solid partner, I was an extremely unwilling dater, online or otherwise," says R29's own EIC Christene Barberich, who calls her relationship status "non-existent" six years ago. Linda's story started similarly. Christene had a different approach. Books that will induce a mindfuck Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author. Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, as it turns the ultimate mindfuck: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is non-fiction.
The 9 most baffling passages in the Bible, and what they really mean Most (but not all) of these puzzles can be resolved by understanding the historical context of the writing and the different beliefs, customs, and practices of ancient people as opposed to modern. Number 9, for example, reflects the fact that ancient people did not make the same kind of distinction modern people often make between legal and biological paternity. If you were accepted into a family, clan, or tribe, then you became part of that group "in name and in blood." The latter part of that phrase means that an "adopted" son, for example, got to claim his adoptive parents' ancestors as his own, regardless of the biology of the situation. So, for Joseph to be Jesus' legal father, all he has to do is claim him as his son. And since I know from long experience that someone will immediately question my credentials, I have taught courses on the Bible for 23 years at a liberal-arts college. This is a good point.
Koalas Are Not a Type of Bear Koala “bears” aren’t a type of bear at all, as it turns out, and their non-scientific name doesn’t include “bear” on the end, as is commonly spoken outside of Australia by the English speaking world. They are simply “Koalas”. So if they aren’t a member of the family Ursidae (bears), what are they? In fact, they are marsupials, along with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and possums, among others. Marsupials have the distinctive feature of a pouch, called a “marsupium”. Unlike most marsupials though, a female Koala’s pouch opens downward, rather than upward. The name “Koala Bear” is thought to come from English speaking settlers around the 18th century. While Koala’s may look cuddly, they are anything but. Another myth surrounding Koala’s is that they sleep most of the day because they are intoxicated by the eucalyptus leaves they eat. Bonus Facts: Expand for References
58 of My Favorite Personal Finance Blogs and Sites | And Then We Saved This is a biggie for you. I always get asked what my favorite personal finance blogs and sites are and while I want to include every single one that exists I’ve narrowed it down to my 58 favorites (in no particular order). 58 of My Favorite Personal Finance Blogs and Sites… 1. Wisebread I love that Wise Bread has multiple bloggers so there is always a wide variety of opinions and knowledge shared. 2. The thing about personal finance is it’s often a really boring and dry topic to read about. 3. $5 Dinners If you thought you couldn’t eat a quality, healthy meal for $5 or less without hitting the drive through, you should check out 5 Dollar Dinners because you will definitely be proven wrong. 4. I like how the writer shares details from his own life while sharing personal finance tips based on current events. 5. Another personal finance blog with multiple contributors, PT Money provides a good variety of finance and life tips that just about everyone can relate to. 6. 7. 20SomethingFinance 8.
Ong's Hat: Gateway to the Dimensions! A full color brochure for the Institute of Chaos Studies and the Moorish Science Ashram in Ong's Hat, New Jersey. YOU WOULD NOT BE READING THIS ARTICLE if you had not already penetrated half-way to the ICS. You have been searching for us without knowing it, following oblique references in crudely xeroxed marginal samizdat publications, crackpot mystical pamphlets, mail-order courses in "Kaos Magick"—a paper trail and a coded series of rumors spread at street level through circles involved in the illicit distribution of certain controlled substances and the propagation of certain acts of insurrection against the Planetary Work Machine and the Consensus Reality—or perhaps through various obscure mimeographed technical papers on the edges of "chaos science"—through pirate computer networks—or even through pure syncronicity and the pursuit of dreams. In any case we know something about you, your interests, deeds and desires, works and days—and we know your address. Where is Ong's Hat?
Gigantic Space Battle Breaks Out in EVE Online, Thanks to Unpaid Bill According to an email EVE Online sent out today, more than eight Titans—these are the real bad mofos of the EVE fleet, capable of equipping a superlaser—have already been destroyed in the Battle of System B-R5RB. Holy hell, they really want this station.In the last battle, wasn't it said that no Titans were destroyed? Skimming the after-action reports it sounds like some titans were lost at HED-GP, but I don't have total numbers. Between 70 and 100 were involved overall. And these things are worth more than a grand, right? "Yes." I really have no idea what the 1:1 comparison is between ISK and Earth Buxx. They're worth around 70 billion ISK each, which, at ~550 million ISK per single "PLEX", gives an amount of about 128 PLEX, which, times 20 USD, gives a total of 2.5k USD. These numbers are somewhat misleading, though, because there are bulk discounts for PLEX (and you can actually negotiate prices for purchases on very large scales). Also, actually *selling* a titan is pretty tricky.