Daily Content Archive

(as of Friday, May 8, 2015)
Word of the Day

empirical

Definition:(adjective) Relying on or derived from observation or experiment.
Synonyms:objective
Usage: Scientists insist on empirical results, not mere speculation, to support their theories.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Conditional Sentences

Conditional sentences are in the conditional mood, which is used for hypothetical scenarios that are dependent on a certain condition or conditions. What are the four "degrees" of conditionals? More...
Article of the Day

Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle is situated at the center of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. It was built in 1606 in the Dutch Renaissance style and went through several expansions to arrive at its present condition in 1624. It was used by Danish regents as a royal residence until around 1710 and was opened to the public in 1838. Today, it is popular with tourists who flock to the castle to view the Danish Crown Regalia. How many people visit the Rosenborg Castle Garden every year? More...
This Day in History

First Female Cadet Graduates from The Citadel (1999)

For more than 150 years, only male cadets were allowed to attend the Citadel, an elite military college in South Carolina. The first female cadet gained the right to enroll after a legal battle in 1995, but she left after less than a week. The following year, Nancy Mace, the daughter of US Army Brigadier General Emory Mace, enrolled. She went on to become the first female graduate of the Citadel in 1999. How did early female cadets' barrack doors differ from those of male cadets? More...
Today's Birthday

Harry S. Truman (1884)

In 1945, when US president Franklin D. Roosevelt died—just 82 days into his fourth term—Truman, his vice president, assumed the office. Presiding over the end of World War II and the transition to peacetime, he made unexpectedly bold decisions. He dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan, proposed the "Truman Doctrine" of Communist containment, authorized the Berlin Airlift, and initiated US involvement in the Korean War. For most of his second term, Truman did not live in the White House. Why? More...
Quotation of the Day
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

Idiom of the Day

golden goose

A person, thing, or organization that is or has the potential to earn a lot of money for a long period of time. Taken from a folk tale of a goose that would lay a golden egg once a day, but was killed by its owner because he wanted all of its gold at once. More...
Today's Holiday

Store Bededag (2020)

A public holiday in Denmark, Store Bededag is a nationwide day of prayer that has been observed since the 18th century. The eve of Common Prayer Day is announced by the ringing of church bells. In former times, it was customary for Copenhagen burghers to greet the spring by putting on new clothes and strolling around the city ramparts. Then they went home and ate varme hveder, a small square wheat bread. Today, people still dress in their spring finery and eat the traditional bread, but now they walk along the famous Langelinie, the boulevard that faces Copenhagen's waterfront. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: womb

gestation - Literally the period during which unborn young are "carried" inside the womb—from Latin gerere, "carry" or "conduct." More...

lightening - A drop in the level of the womb during the last weeks of pregnancy, as the head of the fetus engages in the pelvis. More...

matrix - From Latin, meaning "breeding female," it originally was used for the uterus or womb, then for a supporting or enclosing structure. More...

uterus - From the Latin word meaning "belly, womb." More...

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