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Word of the Day



Definition: (adjective) Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted.
Synonyms:sagacious, sapient
Usage:She was much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument. Discuss.

Article of the Day


Pantone Inc.

Pantone, Inc. is a multi-billion dollar corporation that publishes the Pantone Guides, which are used by graphic designers and others to 'color match' specific colors when a design enters production stage. The Pantone Color Matching System works within the existing color systems, such as the CMYK system, but it has not yet been linked with screen-based colors. In recent years, the parliament of what country debated a petition to define the blue in its flag as "Pantone 300?" More... Discuss

This Day in History


Star Wars Is Released (1977)

After its release in 1977, Star Wars became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning two film sequels and three prequels as well as myriad novels, video games, and comic books. The films, which grossed over $4 billion, chronicle Luke Skywalker's quest to help the rebels defeat an evil empire and iconic villain Darth Vader. What US president's proposed strategic defense system against nuclear attacks, which was to include space-based lasers, was derisively dubbed "Star Wars"? More... Discuss

Today's Birthday


Sir Ian McKellen (1939)

McKellen is an English star of stage and screen, noted for his performances in everything from Shakespearean works to modern theater to popular fantasy and science fiction. He began his professional acting career in the 1960s, and has worked steadily ever since. His recent roles in blockbuster films such as The Lord of the Rings and X-Men have earned him widespread recognition and introduced him to a new generation of fans. When was McKellen knighted? More... Discuss

Quotation of the Day

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

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Today's Holiday


African Liberation Day

This day can be traced back to April 15, 1958, when the Conference of Independent African States was held in Accra, Ghana. On May 25, 1963, 31 independent African countries met to form the Organisation of African Unity, changing the name and the date of what is now African Liberation Day. In 1999, the group reorganized into the African Union. Today, observances include marches, parades, rallies, and conferences, focusing on celebrating freedom from colonialism, educating people about the progress of the African liberation movement, and speaking out against oppression. More... Discuss