Ameliorate

Word of the day  

juxtapose

Definition: v. place (things) side by side.
Synonyms: apposition
Etymology: F juxtaposer f. L juxta next: see POSE(1) (more...)

Quote of the day  

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
by Walt Disney

Birthday of the day  

Alexander III of Scotland

Alexander III (Medieval Gaelic: Alaxandair mac Alaxandair; Modern Gaelic: Alasdair mac Alasdair) (4 September 1241 – 19 March 1286) was King of Scots from 1249 to his death.

Joke of the day  

A pilot landed a plane with a rather bumpy landing. As part of his job he was required to stand by the terminal door and say goodbye to the passengers as they exited the airplane. He was afraid that someone might say something about his rather less than perfect landing, but everyone left without saying a word except for one passenger, an elderly lady, she slowly approached the pilot after most passengers had exited the plane and asked, 'Did we land? Or were we shot down?'

Thought of the day  

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.

Fact of the day  

 

Biography of the day  

George Brent

George Brent (15 Mar. 1899-26 May 1979), actor, was born George Brendan Nolan in Shannon bridge, Ireland, to John Nolan, a newspaperman, and Mary McGuinness Nolan. During his Hollywood career and for many years thereafter, publicists and Brent himself claimed that his birth year was 1904. Orphaned at the age of eleven, George lived for a time with his maternal grandparents in Dublin before being sent to New York City to live with an aunt.

Article of the day  

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Did you know

  • that in order to convince defensive end Jody Schulz to sign a letter-of-intent, former East Carolina Pirates football coach Ed Emory took a plane to Kent Island during a snowstorm?
  • that Russian wildrye is 'one of the most versatile forage grasses available for dryland pastures'?
  • that the 1931 Vickers Type 161 may have been the first aircraft to be fitted with in-flight adjustable elevator trims?
  • that the broad whitefish is eaten by brown bears when they cannot find salmon?