Daily Content Archive

(as of Monday, November 03, 2014)
Word of the Day

raze

Definition:(verb) To level to the ground; demolish.
Synonyms:pull down, tear down
Usage: They would raze our cities, leaving not one stone upon another.
Article of the Day

Casanova

Casanova was an 18th-century adventurer and writer whose memoirs became world-famous. After a short career in the Church, he turned to a life of adventure, traveling all over Europe and supporting himself by gambling, spying, writing, and by his powers of seduction—his lasting legacy. He was imprisoned for blasphemy at age 30 but managed to escape and later amass a great fortune. A man of learning and taste, he wrote numerous books and produced a translation of what famous epic poem? More...
This Day in History

The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, now The Times of India, Is Founded (1838)

The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce was established in 1838. Since then, both the name of the newspaper and the name of the city have changed. In 1861, 134 years before Bombay was renamed Mumbai, the paper was renamed The Times of India. Today, The Times of India, an English-language daily, has the largest circulation of any English-language newspaper in the world. What is its estimated readership in India? More...
Today's Birthday

Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski (1908)

Named an All-American at the University of Minnesota in 1929 as both a tackle and fullback, Nagurski turned pro to play for the National Football League's Chicago Bears, becoming the archetypical pile-driving fullback of the 1930s. Although he was never the league's rushing leader, Nagurski was nearly impossible to stop without a gain and often dragged multiple tacklers with him before going down. In addition to football, Nagurski competed in what other sport on a professional level? More...
Quotation of the Day
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Idiom of the Day

have the floor

To have the right or opportunity to speak in a group, especially at a formal event or gathering. More...
Today's Holiday

Bunka-no-Hi (2016)

Bunka-no-Hi is a Japanese national holiday on which medals are awarded by the government to those who have made special contributions in the fields of arts and sciences. Winners are not always Japanese—the American Apollo 11 astronauts are among past honorees. This is also the anniversary of the adoption of Japan's current constitution in 1946. The day was formerly celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Meiji, whose reign was known as the age of bummei-kaika—"civilization and enlightenment." Today, this holiday serves to promote the love of freedom, peace, and cultural development. More...
In the News

Milk Makes for Stronger Bones?

Milk is rich in calcium, a key component of our bones, and has long been touted as an important part of a healthy diet for just this reason. However, it turns out that drinking lots of milk may not actually lead to stronger bones. A Swedish study finds that women who drink more than three glasses of milk a day are in fact more likely to suffer a bone fracture than those who consume less. They also have a higher risk of death. Interestingly, consumption of fermented milk products, such as yogurt, is linked to a lower risk of fractures. More...
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