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Cream of the Cool

Agriculture developed in separate locations worldwide about 12,000 years ago, at the beginning of the current geological epoch. Different explanations exist, drawing on the unusually stable early-Holocene climate and humanity's psychological aversion to death, among other factors.

In all locations, the domestication of plants helped justify establishing trade and building permanent structures. The Agricultural Revolution enabled humans to produce non-instructi…

Zzxjoanw is a famous lexicographic hoax, perpetuated by Rupert Hughes. Mr. Hughes was an American novelist, film director, screenwriter, military officer, composer, and most importantly for the subject at hand, the author of the The Musical Guide (1903), an encyclopedia of classical music. Included in this was a pronouncing dictionary, and the last entry in this section was as follows:

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Or “What to do if you have 400 dead auks, a seal carcass and some time on your hands.”

When it comes to food, I guess the pickings must be mighty slim if you were/are an Inuit living in Greenland. Since most of the country is (or was, depending on your view of climate change) covered in ice there really is no farmable land and the natives have to make do with what…

Beloved Character Actress

From Edith Bunker to Eleanor Roosevelt

Inductee in the 15th Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

♪♫ ♪ Boy, the way Glenn Miller played,
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us -- we had it made,
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister, we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn't need no