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uproarious

Definition: (adjective) Marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter.
Synonyms:hilarious, screaming
Usage:My brother spent the evening regaling us with uproarious tales of the pranks he and his bunkmates used to play on the other campers. Discuss.
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Pointe Shoes

Women began to dance in ballets in 1681, but dancing en pointe—on the tips of the toes—was a 19th-century development that necessitated a new type of shoe. Pointe shoes have two special features that enable this sort of dancing: the box and shank. The box, made of layers of paper or fabric, encases and supports the dancer's toes and forms a platform upon which she may balance. The shank, meanwhile, provides arch support. How long does a pair of pointe shoes typically last? More... Discuss
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Mom Develops Bricking App to Get Kids to Call Back

A mother tired of her children repeatedly ignoring her calls decided to do something about it. Her new app, Ignore No More, allows parents to remotely lock their children's phones, blocking texting, gaming, Internet services, and all calling except calls to authorized "parent" contacts and emergency services. In this way, the app effectively forces unresponsive youngsters to check in with mom or dad if they want to regain access to their devices. The app has gotten mixed responses, with some applauding it as a helpful parenting tool and others criticizing it as overly controlling. What is your opinion? More... Discuss
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Edvard Munch's The Scream is Stolen at Gunpoint (2004)

Edvard Munch completed four versions of his most famous work, The Scream, an expressionist depiction of modern humanity's spiritual anguish. In 1994, the version belonging to Norway's National Gallery was stolen, but it was soon recovered in a sting operation. A decade later, thieves stole the version belonging to the Munch Museum. Despite rumors that the painting had been burned, the Oslo government offered a hefty reward for information leading to its recovery. What was its fate? More... Discuss
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Leni Riefenstahl (1902)

Riefenstahl was a German filmmaker whose most famous works are documentary propaganda films for the German Nazi Party. Her Triumph of the Will, a documentary of a huge Nazi rally glorifying Hitler, is widely regarded as one of the most effective pieces of propaganda ever produced. After the war, Riefenstahl was classified as a Nazi sympathizer and blacklisted. Later, she became interested in underwater photography and the Nuba tribe in the Sudan. What did she do on her 100th birthday? More... Discuss
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O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.

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Queenship of Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was identified with the title of "Queen" at least as early as the 13th century. On October 11, 1954, during the Marian year that marked the centenary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Pope Pius XII established the feast of the Queenship of Mary on May 31. After the Second Vatican Council, the feast (classified as an obligatory memorial) was changed to August 22 so that it would follow the Feast of the Assumption on August 15. More... Discuss
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