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Dear Einstein, Do Scientists Pray?

  Image: Life In 1936, sixth grader Phyllis wrote a letter to Albert Einstein on behalf of her Sunday school class. She asked the famous scientists whether scientists pray: My dear Dr. Einstein, We have brought up the question: Do scientists pray? in our Sunday school class. It began by asking whether we could believe in both science and religion. We are [...]

Mr. (or Ms.) vs Dr.

This is something I’ve never encountered before. Apparently in some parts of the world, notably in the UK, surgeons are referred to as “Mister” or “Ms.” instead of “Doctor”. Minnesotastan ran across a literary reference in which a surgeon was offended when called “Doctor.” Commenter Phyllis says: Yes. In the UK, surgeons used to be LESS [...]

9 Muppets Kicked Off Sesame Street

In 40 seasons, Sesame Street has featured over 1,000 characters. Although we’ll always have mainstays like Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, many Muppets have been forgotten or deemed unnecessary. Here are a few Sesame Street residents who were evicted. 1. Roosevelt Franklin Perhaps the most famous of the retired Sesame Street Muppets is Roosevelt Franklin. Originally [...]