Daily Content Archive

(as of Thursday, February 25, 2016)
Word of the Day

demigod

Definition:(noun) A person with great powers and abilities.
Synonyms:superman, Ubermensch
Usage: The saints and demigods whom history worships we are constrained to accept with a grain of allowance.
Article of the Day

Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative amnesia is a loss of personal memory caused by a severe psychological trauma. Because the amnesia does not result from physiological trauma, such as a brain injury or disease, it is often treated with psychological therapy. While dissociative amnesia is often associated with particular events or periods of time, in its most radical form there is a total abandonment of personal identity and memory. How was "truth serum" used to treat dissociative amnesia during World War II? More...
This Day in History

First Pan American Games Are Held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1951)

The Pan American Games is a multi-sport event open to competitors from all nations of the Western Hemisphere. Patterned after the Olympic Games and sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, the games are held every four years in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games. Argentina took home more medals than any other country in the first Pan American Games, however, the US has since become the overall medal leader, with a current total of 3,915. Who lights the Pan American torch? More...
Today's Birthday

George Harrison (1943)

Harrison was a British rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known as a member of the Beatles from 1962 to 1970. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the Beatles' main songwriters, Harrison, "the quiet Beatle," generally wrote or sang lead on a few songs per album. His later compositions included hits such as "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something." Harrison also penned "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," which features what guest musician on lead guitar? More...
Quotation of the Day
The new and terrible dangers which man has created can only be controlled by man.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Idiom of the Day

against the collar

Difficult, exhausting, or problematic. The phrase originates from the collar on a horse's harness, which tightens on the horse's neck when it travels uphill. Primarily heard in UK. More...
Today's Holiday

Kuwait National Day (2016)

This national holiday commemorates Kuwait's independence from Britain in 1961. Though internally governed by the Sabah family, Kuwait had had its foreign affairs handled by Britain since 1899. More...
In the News

Pluto's Moon May Have Had an Ocean Once

Scientists have been blown away by Pluto's complex geology in the months following NASA's historic flyby of the dwarf planet. But it's not the only interesting world in its system: Charon, Pluto's largest moon, has proved surprising as well. According ... More...
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