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Ben Franklin’s 200+ Synonyms for “Drunk”

Yesterday we ran a quiz titled “Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?” The quiz referred to Franklin’s lengthy list of expressions meaning “inebriated” that he first published in the Pennsylvania Gazette on January 6, 1737. People must be tired of using the same old terms when describing their wasted friends, because we’ve received [...]

The First Photograph of an Extraterrestrial Lake

The picture above was taken by NASA’s Cassini space probe of Titan, a moon of Saturn. The glint of light at the top of the moon is of a lake — the first non-Earth lake ever seen. In Popular Science, Jeremy Hsu writes: A haze of methane enshrouds Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and prevents scientists from [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Photo-Op Statues

With the holidays here, I bet lots of you are planning on traveling (we are). I love nothing more than to break up a road trip with ridiculous little stops, much to the chagrin of my car companions. They grumble, but they secretly love me for it (I hope). If you’re looking to break up [...]