Month: January 2003
1,260 cats were captured in Akron, O
1,260 cats were captured in Akron, Ohio, since a law went into effect last year barring cats from roaming at large. 969 of those cats were killed and 291 were adopted or claimed by their owners.
Teuro, a pun on the German word for expensive, teuer, and related to price increases related to conversion to the euro currency, was voted Germany’s word of the year. Readers of SFGate.com voted nukular as word of the year. Members of the American Dialect Society voted weapons of mass destruction as word of the year. […]
Eye—the way it directs its stare—is one way a 53-pound border collie can control a herd of 1500-pound Holsteins, without barking.
The average Buick customer is
The average Buick customer is 63 years of age.
Attention murderers: either pay off the bums first, or else don’t dispose of the severed body parts
Attention murderers: either pay off the bums first, or else don’t dispose of the severed body parts in public trash receptacles. Exhibit A. Exhibit B.
Despite a ban on abortion, as many as
Despite a ban on abortion, as many as 400,000 a year are performed in the Philippines.
A churn rate, in the case of subscrip
A churn rate, in the case of subscription-based services, is the number of participants who discontinue their memberships divided by the average number of total participants. Churn itelf represents the number of people who discontinue service and resubscribe, or switch to a different plan, with the same or a different provider.
“Hair weave gone bad led to murder: D.A.,” by Glenn Chapman, from the
“It is a sad statement of how society has degenerated—a low-water mark in our community. The genesis of this murder is a hair weave gone bad.”
“There is no reason for Britain to go to war,” by Simon Jenkins, from Pakistan’s
“This past year we have learnt that combating terrorism is the same messy, hit-and-miss business it has always been. Each weekend Downing Street and its