Browsing Month May, 2003

Phencyclidine (PCP or Angel Dust): Joint Hearings before the Subcommitte on Alcoholism and Drug A

“Balster and Chait have been in the forefront of those studying questions related to tolerance. In their work with rehsus and squirrel monkeys, they found that the animals did in fact self-administer larger doses of the drug. In the study of two rhesus monkeys, the subjects voluntarily adminsitered PCP by lever pressing, at any time more…

8 by 8 or 8 x 8 is a long-standing guideline for human water intake which recommends eight, eight-ou

8 by 8 or 8 x 8 is a long-standing guideline for human water intake which recommends eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day. Research by a professor at Dartmouth University could not substantiate this recommendation.

By Maciej Ceglowski from Idle Words, as

;The imbalance in links is far greater than relative numbers would suggest. Once again, if you assumed that links were completely independent of language, you would expect about 54% of all Icelandic links to point to English sites, and 0.9% of English links to point to Icelandic ones. Predictably enough, both languages have fewer links more…

“Computing’s Lost Allure” by Katie Hafner from

;They overreacted to the boom, so why shouldn’t they overreact to the bust?

“Trinidad Pardo de Tavera” by Manuel L. Quezon III from

;When, years later, Manuel Roxas said in a speech, “I learned my ABCs at the knees of an American soldier,” he was speaking with gratitude and absolute sincerity. Thus might a Filipino of three centuries before have spoken of the missionary who had baptized him and his tribe. For if Spain had cemented its rule more…

Charismatic megafauna

Charismatic megafauna are large, recognizable species with which humans can identify.

Somebody tell this poor girl

Somebody tell this poor girl this is not an honor; it’s a scam. They’ll list just about anyone with above a C average, and employers will laugh at you if you include it on a resume. And a newspaper story? That’s like writing, “Sung-kyung has been nominated as one of the country’s best breathers. She more…

A hotdog is botello fartum in Latin, ac

A hotdog is botello fartum in Latin, according to the Vatican’s Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis.

Played by the lost boys of Sudan in the Nazal Jazz Band, a

Played by the lost boys of Sudan in the Nazal Jazz Band, a kochkoch is a musical instrument made from a wooden bench on to which three rows of bottle caps and small pieces of metal strung together by a wire are attached. Jutting out of the bench on both sides of the metal rows more…

The temperature of a crematorium reaches

The temperature of a crematorium reaches 1650 degrees Fahrenheit.