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Tapped Four

Parties, game nights and even dinners become so boring at times but one good game can bring back all the excitement. Tapped four is...

Heroin Was Initially Marketed As A Cough Suppressant By Bayer AG

From 1898-1910, the German drug company Bayer marketed diacetylmorphine as an over the counter drug under their trademark name Heroin.  The name was derived from the Greek...

Syndromes: Foreign Accent Synrome

Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a person speaks with a “foreign” accent.  The...

Exploding Everlasting Gobstopper

Gobstoppers, (aka Jawbreakers in Canada and the US), are a type of hard candy made up of a number of layers, each layer dissolving...

Important Facts and Information about Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a family of different viruses that can trigger someone to suffer from a common cold or other severe ailments such as SARS...

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Isms: Absurdism

Absurdism is a school of philosophical thought based on the belief that the universe is irrational and meaningless and that the search for order brings...

Tricks and Traps: Mountweazels

Mountweazels, aka fictitious entries, copyright traps, and ghost words, are deliberately incorrect entries in written and reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and maps...

Sunday Pick: Coffee Facts – The Oatmeal

Cool facts about coffee.  Found on The Oatmeal dot com. Enjoy!

Picasso: Nude, Green Leaves and Bust: Highest Selling Painting at Auction

In 2010, Picasso’s, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust sold for $106.5 million US to an anonymous buyer,  setting a record for the sale of...

Origin of the Pencil

The pencil is a descendant of the ancient Romans who wrote with a thin metal rod called a stylus, which produced a light marking....

Best music rhythm games

Often ridiculed - and often underestimated: music and rhythm games. They are particularly suitable for parties and nobody is safe from them at large...
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Who Said That?: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The popular phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” meaning a single image can convey a complex idea or story, was introduced in...

Urban Legends: Green M&Ms are an Aphrodisiac

The rumour that green M&Ms are an aphrodisiac began in the 1970s when students reportedly picked the green ones out of the packages to...

Tittle: The Dot On The Letter i

A tittle, meaning “a very small part”  refers to a small stroke or point in writing or printing. In Latin this applied to any accent...

Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building

Originally known as the Burj Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is tallest man made structure in the world. Officially opening on January 4, 2010, the...

Infographic: Colours Affect Shopping Decisions

Trying to spend less this year? One of the biggest things that entices you pull out your wallet is colour.  Marketers purposely use certain...

Nudiustertian: The Day Before Yesterday

Many languages have specific words for “the day before yesterday”. The Portuguese call it anteontem, in Spanish, it’s anteayer, in German, vorgestern.  The English language however, is...

The Science of a New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time again – the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Whether it be to lose weight, pay off debts, be nicer to our mother-in-law,...

Christmas: Icelandic Yule Lads

Yule Lads, (jólasveinarnir/ jólasveinar) are characters from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus.   Originally depicted as...

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John Lennon – Annie Leibovitz Photo

Born in 1949 in Connecticut, USA Leibovitz studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. She became interested in photography  when she lived in...

Hyperrealism

Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high resolution photograph. It is a fully-recognized school of art and is considered to be...

Van Gogh’s Ear: What Really Happened?

There are two schools of thought about how Vincent van Gogh lost part of his left ear on December 23, 1888. Some believe that Paul Gauguin...

Pablo Picasso’s Full Name

Pablo Picasso’s full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito...

Picasso vs. Braque: Who Can Tell the Difference?

From 1909 – 1914, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso worked closely together daily to develop Cubism. Both artists produced paintings of monochromatic color and...