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The Global Language Monitor estimates that there are currently 1,009,753 words in the English language. Despite this large lexicon, many nuances of human experience still leave us tongue-tied. And that’s why sometimes it’s necessary to turn to other languages to find le mot juste . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A word that would aptly describe the prevailing fashion trend among American men under 40, it means one who wears the shirt tail outside of his trousers. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Many of the words above can be found in BBC researcher Adam Jacot de Boinod's book ' The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World.' Related:  fun facts

A Perfect Match: Two Halves Of Turtle Fossil Discovered 163 Years Apart Over 160 years ago scientists discovered half of a fossilized bone belonging to a enormous ancient sea turtle. In an amazing turn of events, a paleontologist named Gregory Harpel stumbled across its other half whilst fossil hunting for shark teeth in Monmouth County, New Jersey, but first mistook it for a big rock. After realizing it was a fossil, Harpel took it along to the New Jersey State Museum for further investigation. The curators of natural history at the museum Jason Schein and David Parris thought the fossil looked familiar, and started joking about whether it could be the other half of a fossilized humerus (arm bone) from a sea turtle species called Atlantochelys mortoni, which was first described in 1849 and kept at Drexel University's Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadephia. "When we put the two halves together, we were flabbergasted," Drexel University's Dr Ted Daeschler told the BBC. Check out more in this YouTube video from Drexel University.

Bob Marley's Ex-Girlfriend Brings Her Own Marley Documentary to Miami On Monday night in Little Haiti, the Moksha Gallery hosted an intimate, invite-only screening of Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend. No, not the over-hyped, Hollywood documentary Marley. Legend depicts filmmaker and star of the film Esther Anderson as a key figure behind the scenes in the rise of Island Records and its greatest artist, Bob Marley. She was also Bob Marley's girlfriend, until she found out the hard way that Marley was already married with children. With the stoner holiday 4/20 a few days away, Moksha, known for bringing underground gems to Miami, comfortably welcomed a packed house of about hundred. Featuring lost footage of Bob Marley, and a slew of Ms. Anderson also wanted to make movies, this time as a filmmaker. In a recent interview with the Trinidad Express, she expresses the injustice. "This film represents many years of research and development, including regaining control of my own creative works. Eventually, Ms. Unfortunately, her movie is inherently flawed.

Top 10 Misinterpreted Song Meanings Music Inspiration for song lyrics can come from an infinite number of places, but sometimes the ambiguity of their meaning is the best part. Here are 10 well known songs that fans have misinterpreted over the years. Of course there are many more (and perhaps some with better stories), but these songs were chosen simply because of their widespread popularity. Bob Dylan Mr. Misconception: A song about drugs As evidenced in the movie Dangerous Minds, this song has widely been speculated to be an ode to mind-altering drugs, with Mr. Bryan Adams Summer of 69 Misconception: Autobiographical band story In the summer of 1969, Bryan Adams was 10 years old. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Misconception: Describes singer’s struggle with AIDS Queen’s classic was once rumored to reference Freddie Mercury’s battle with AIDS. Police Every Breath You Take Misconception: Sweet love song Dave Matthews Band Crash Into Me Misconception: Sexy love song Eagles Hotel California Misconception: Song about devil worship Bruce Springsteen

11 Songs Forever Ruined By Artists Revealing Their True Meanings For this list, I found 11 songs that were ruined (or, at least, altered from their perceived meaning) all because the artist, or lyricist, or, in one case, underage sexual partner, started talking. Prepare to have your mind... well, not blown. Imploded, maybe. Don't Stop Believin'Steve Perry admits there's no such thing as "South Detroit."In an interview with New York magazine, Steve Perry recognized that there couldn't be "a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit"... because it doesn't exist.

Finding Minnesota: The Mystery Musical Mural Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There’s a unique landmark in downtown Minneapolis that many people see but few can fully appreciate. It’s a five-story mural on the side of a building near 10th and Marquette featuring over-sized musical notes. Downtown workers like Kate Sutter and Allyson Mawn enjoy looking at it but they don’t know why it’s there. “I’ve wondered what it sounds like and who put it there,” said Sutter, “and what’s the story behind it?” “Everyone just knows it kind of as ‘the music wall, but I don’t know what it is,” said Mawn. One local musician, Cornell Blanchard, decided to find out for himself by setting up his keyboard across the street. Turns out, the music is from a piano piece written by French composer Maurice Ravel called “Gaspard de la Nuit.” “(It’s) arguably the most difficult piece to play for a solo pianist,” said Blanchard. Send us your Finding Minnesota ideas here.

In Memory of Shadowfax Dear Family, Friends, Fans and Followers,Over the past few months, my equine friend, partner, teacher and guide ‘Blanco’ – known around the world for his staring role as Shadowfax in the Lord of The Rings movies – suddenly and without warning fell critically ill. During this time, he required an array of urgent medical care and a lengthy stay in a horse hospital.A battery of tests were performed which pointed to inconclusive, but none-the-less extremely serious issues with his intestinal tract and liver. To my dismay, this left the exact nature of his illness, as well as the best method of treatment, an illusive guess at best. Our thoughts and love are with you during this time, in the words of Gandalf “I will not say do not weep for not all tears are an evil”. This is What it Sounds Like When You Put Tree Rings on a Record Player This is an excerpt from the record Years, created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, which features seven recordings from different Austrian trees including Oak, Maple, Walnut, and Beech. What you are hearing is an Ash tree’s year ring data. Every tree sounds vastly unique due to varying characteristics of the rings, such as strength, thickness and rate of growth. Keep in mind that the tree rings are being translated into the language of music, rather than sounding musical in and of themselves. Hats off to Traubeck for coming up with the ingenious method to turn a simple slice of wood into a beautiful unique arraignment. Source/credits: Bartholomäus Traubeck, Live Science , Vimeo, and RealFarmacy.

Why 10% of the Population Hates Cilantro and the Rest Doesn't Know Any Better - Blog - Reason I Am Here - Nacho Caballero "No cilantro, please" Yet I know when it arrives It will be present Haiku by Krakrs, a member of ihatecilantro.com The first time I tried cilantro I didn’t realize it; I just thought somebody had emptied a bottle of Old Spice on my pizza in an attempt to poison me. Cilantro tastes like soap to approximately 10% of the people who have had their genotype analyzed by 23andMe. The currently accepted explanation is that those of us who passionately despise cilantro were born with a genetic variant called a single-nucleotide polymorphism (or SNP). A location of the genome is said to contain a SNP when a significant fraction of the population has a specific nucleotide in that location (either A, C, G, or T), and the remaining population has a different one. What an olfactory receptor looks like. The OR6A2 receptor has high binding specificity for several of the aldehydes contained in cilantro. A figure from The scent of life, detailing how smell works.

25 Struggles Only ENFPs Will Understand ENFPs are passion-driven ‘ideas’ people. They gain energy from interacting with the world around them, and become quickly excited over new possibilities. Though ENFPs loves being around people, they crave alone time much more than the average extrovert. ENFPs search for a deeper meaning in just about everything, and use their much-coveted alone time to decide how their experiences fit in with their system of core values. To be frank, it’s an exhausting personality to have. 1. 2. 3. 4.Having a thousand great ideas that you never follow through on. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Heidi Priebe explains how to manage the ups, downs and inside-outs of everyday life as an ENFP in her new book available here.

How to watch 'Doctor Who' in the best order An alien, a blue box, and occasionally, a traveling companion. For more than 50 years, "Doctor Who" has had a place in pop culture, and it continues to grow. Originally launched in 1963, "Doctor Who" is a British institution. Confused? Time travel can get a little baffling, so here's a guide to help. Alright, let's get the first question out of the way: Why start in 2005 with the Ninth Doctor? In the 2013 compendium of the show's history, "Doctor Who: The Vault," executive producer and head writer Russell T. And by introducing a new young traveling companion as a surrogate for new fans discovering the universe of the Doctor, the new "Doctor Who" series picked up well after (and strayed from) the original series. With the reboot, the network also saw the opportunity for other shows to spin off from the original and further expand the franchise. Despite "Sarah Jane" and "Torchwood" having been off the air for years now, the Doctor still refuses to be contained to just one show. Extras

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