Archive for February, 2016

you learn something new every day

Ubykh is Northwest Caucasian language which went extinct when its last native speaker died on 7 October 1992. (Click here for a partial list of extinct languages sorted by their time of extinction.)

this is just to say

This Is Just To Say
William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

you learn something new every day

In 1951, cancerous tumour cells from Henrietta Lacks were cultured to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. It is now known as the HeLa cell line.

you learn something new every day

The top mathematics undergraduate at Cambridge University is known as the Senior Wrangler, a position which is considered ‘the greatest intellectual achievement attainable in Britain’. Singapore’s current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong was Senior Wrangler in 1973!

year of the monkey

Happy Chinese New Year!!! :D

you learn something new every day

When deer stot, they ‘spring into the air, lifting all four feet off the ground simultaneously’.

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