Browsing Month February, 2003

35 percent of Czechs can speak En

35 percent of Czechs can speak English fluently and 36 percent are fluent in German.

Next Time We Take Lexington

An alternative to police conspiracy to explain why protesters were prevented from joining the main rally on First Avenue: In short, there was no place for them to go. I arrived at the site of the rally around 10 a.m., when there were fewer than 1000 protesters and organizers on hand. My plan was to more…

Hormoconis

Hormoconis resinae is the Latin name of a type of filamentous fungi previously called Cladosporium resinae which can grow in jet fuel.

“Even in these times of terror, don’t panic,” by Deborah Orr from

;Would they have reacted with less hysteria had they not been told so forcibly the week before to be on the alert for “chemical, biological or nuclear attack”? Is it possible that a partial contribution to this tragedy was made by sheer fear of terror among a gathering of people trying and failing to forget more…

Between 8 and 10 mil

Between 8 and 10 million tons of “natural” ice were shipped around the US and the world during the winter of 1879-80.

More than 200,000 breast enlargements

More than 200,000 breast enlargements and more than 100,000 breast reductions were performed in the US in 2001.

Galéjade is a French word used in Marseille

Galéjade is a French word used in Marseille to refer to a lie.

“For Guadagnino, family won out,” from

;I got a wake-up call about five years ago. I went to Nashville for my first tournament of the year, made 18 straight pars and felt pretty good about myself for my first competitive round. Then, I looked at the scores and I was 11 strokes behind. I asked myself,

60 to 100 million feral cats roam the United States.

54,000 births were recorded in Ne

54,000 births were recorded in New Zealand in 2002, down three percent from 2001 and part of a downward trend from a high in 1990.