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Britannica Online Encyclopedia 'Reasons to Be Cheerful' - the Song Ian Dury and the Blockheads released the song 'Reasons to be Cheerful' in 1979. Here is a brief overview of the song, looking at the things that Dury claimed made him cheerful and trying to determine why they would have the same effect on anyone else. Reasons to be Cheerful... The Opening Why don't you get back into bed? Unfortunately, if you take this advice you will only really be able to sample a few of the reasons to be cheerful that Ian sang about. The Bridge Reasons to be Cheerful ... It's worth noting here that various people have searched for Parts One and Two in vain. 'Some of Buddy Holly' Perhaps a surprising start to the list for such an iconic star of punk, but one that acknowledges the roots of modern music. 'The Working Folly' Quite possibly a reference to the state of the UK economy at the time. 'Good Golly Miss Molly' A song by Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco first performed by the incomparable Little Richard, this is an iconic early Rock 'n' Roll number. 'Boats' 'Dali'

One of the most perplexing events of the 20th Century did not involve flying saucers, conspiracy theories, a criminal act, or even strange creature sightings. It took place on a seemingly normal day in one of the most tedious, mundane places one could imagine: Airport. Yet to this day, no one knows exactly what happened there, or why one average business traveler became the heart of an enigma largely forgotten by our modern world. Haneda Airport, as it appeared in 1954, photographed by Rodney Stich. The year 1954 was hotter than normal in Tokyo, but at Haneda Airport it was business as usual. That is, of course, until one unknown date when a routine European inbound plane dropped off its passengers. When they asked him for his country of origin, things became strange. Map of the country of Andorra, believed to be “Taured”. The bearded man scoffed; surely, this was some elaborate practical joke for his benefit. The following morning, the mystery deepened. Is Taured out there somewhere?

Biblioteca Daniel Cosio Villegas 100 Most Often Misspelled Words Are you ready to explore some of the words that are often misspelled? Hint: The word "misspell" is one of them. Below, you'll find a one-stop cure for all your spelling ills. The list highlights the correct spelling of 100 hard words to spell, along with brief tips on how to avoid making common spelling mistakes. Whether you're a student or are simply looking to compile a list of hard words for a spelling bee competition, this list of 100 difficult words to spell is a great resource to use. The first two letters of the alphabet have quite a few of the hardest words to spell. acceptable - The suffix pronounced /êbl/ can be spelled as -ible or -able. Words that are challenging to spell don't stop with the first few letters of the alphabet. calendar - To correctly spell calendar, remember that this word has one "e" sandwiched between two a's. The more you explore the alphabet, the more hard words to spell you'll find. ignorance - Don't show your ignorance by spelling this word with -ence!

Duplessis Orphans The Duplessis Orphans (French: les Orphelins de Duplessis) were children victimized in a mid-20th Century scheme in which approximately 20,000 orphaned children[1] were falsely certified as mentally ill by the government of the province of Quebec, Canada, and confined to psychiatric institutions.[2] The Catholic Church has denied the allegations, and disputes the claims of those seeking payments.[3] Overview[edit] The 1940s and 1950s were considered a period of widespread poverty, few social services, and Catholic predominance in Quebec. Maurice Duplessis, the premier of Quebec, was a strict Catholic. Many children were admitted to orphanages because they were abandoned by their parents, not because they were orphans, but often because their parents were unmarried. The Quebec government received subsidies from the federal government for building hospitals, but hardly anything for having orphanages. Legal recourse in the 1990s[edit] Aftermath[edit] Fate of the remains[edit] See also[edit]

Vitamin Q - a temple of trivia and lists Answer - Quora The Worst Analogies Ever Written in a High School Essay They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag filled with vegetable soup. From the attic came an unearthly howl. Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center. He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.

Death of Elisa Lam Her disappearance had been widely reported; interest had increased five days prior to her body's discovery when the Los Angeles Police Department released video of the last time she was known to have been seen, on the day of her disappearance, by an elevator security camera. In the footage, Lam is seen exiting and re-entering the elevator, talking and gesturing in the hallway outside, and sometimes seeming to hide within the elevator, which itself appears to be malfunctioning. The video went viral on the Internet, with many viewers reporting that they found it unsettling. Explanations ranged from claims of paranormal involvement to the bipolar disorder from which Lam suffered; it has also been argued that tampering had occurred with the video.[3][4] The circumstances of Lam's death, when she was found, also raised questions, especially in light of the Cecil's history in relation to other notable deaths and murders. Background[edit] The Cecil, where Lam spent her last week Autopsy[edit]

You know! It's a thingummy... Whatjermercallit... The everyday items with the forgotten names By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 10:23 GMT, 3 November 2008 Our lives are full of 'thingummys', 'thingamajigs' and 'whatjermecallits' - those everyday items we should know the word for, or were once told but have since forgotten. Now, a collection of them has been compiled for a fascinating new book... Aglet Is the little plastic or metal tube at the end of your shoelace. Before the invention of plastic, aglets were made of metals such as copper, brass and silver, glass and even stone. Should your aglet break, you may, of course, just buy another shoelace. Borborygmus (Pronounced bor-buh-rig-mus) is the name for the rumbling sounds made by the stomach. Burgee Is the little triangular flag that flutters on a sailing dinghy, traditionally at the top of the main mast. Caruncula Is the small pink protuberance in the corner of the eye. Caruncula: The small pink protuberance in the corner of the eye Contrail Dewclaw Dongle What's that word? Dragées Emoticon Is short for emotional icon. Fines Fauxhawk Gari