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lugubrious

Definition: (adjective) Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
Synonyms:dreary, woeful, morose, funereal, doleful
Usage:He was so lugubrious that he could find melancholy in a child's birthday party. Discuss.

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild is an estate in southwestern France that is regarded as one of the producers of the world's greatest wines. In the mid-20th century, Baron Rothschild decided to have each year's label designed by a famous artist of the day, and since then the wine's labels have become collectibles. Twice in the history of the special labels, two designs have been used in the same year. The first time, the Baron liked two submissions equally and used both. What happened the second time? More... Discuss

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Dominican Republic Gains Independence from Haiti (1844)

Occurring in the midst of the Dominican Republic's turbulent 19th-century history, the 1844 revolt that overthrew French-Haitian rule established an independent republic with a presidency that was, in turns, held by Pedro Santana and Buenaventura Báez. Each president at one point tried to bring stability to the country through foreign rule—the former through Spain and the latter through the US. During what period did the US occupy the island nation and establish a military government there? More... Discuss

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David H. Hubel (1926)

In 1981, neurobiologist David Hubel and his research partner, Torsten Wiesel, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research in the area of visual perception and their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system. Their observations of the various nerve impulses and nerve cells responsible for different types of visual stimuli opened the door for the understanding and treatment of what ailments? More... Discuss

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There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

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n. a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon
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Fisher Poets Gathering (2015)

The Fisher Poets Gathering annually brings together poets, musicians, and story-tellers with an interest in fishing, particularly the lives of commercial fishers. Performances and meetings take place in various venues in the historic coastal town of Astoria, Oregon. The centerpieces of the Gathering are poetry and prose readings, story telling, and open microphone sessions in the evenings. Attendees can also enjoy live music, panels and lectures on fishing-industry issues, and art exhibits. Participants' literary contributions range from poignant personal memoirs to bawdy songs. More... Discuss

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