Opposite(s) Day, is a word game where speech is modified so that meaning is inverted. Once Opposite Day is declared, statements mean the opposite of what they usually mean. A person begins the game by saying, “After this phrase is over, it will be officially opposite day,” and then Opposite Day will be officially started. […]
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of […]
On June 18, 1873, Susan B. Anthony was found guilty of Unlawful Voting in the United States presidential election of November 5, 1872. Casting her ballot was both an act of political defiance and an attempt to test whether the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment would be interpreted as expanding or protecting women’s rights. Judge […]
Recent scientific studies have shown that the ratio between the index and ring finger may be linked to exposure to the male hormone testosterone in the womb. On average, men tend to have longer ring fingers and women longer index fingers. The higher the testosterone, the greater the length of the ring finger and the […]
“Break a leg” is a well-known expression in theatre which means “good luck.” It is typically said to actors and musicians before a performance. The phrase reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person “good luck” is considered bad luck. There are several theories behind the origin of the phrase. Below are some of […]
From 1909 – 1914, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso worked closely together daily to develop Cubism. Both artists produced paintings of monochromatic color and complex patterns now called Analytic Cubism. By 1911 their styles were extremely similar and during this time, it was virtually impossible to distinguish one from the other.