“Stay away from drugs. They’re not worth it. I’ve tried, but there’s none of them that’s worth it.” — Randy Newman
Word of the Week
glabella n. — The area between the eyes, just above the nose.
The evil witch had a giant, bushy unibrow that stretched straight across her glabella.
Definition taken from http://medterms.com.
I am softer than a feather, but much harder to hold. What am I?
Solution at bottom of page
Overseen and Overheard
“I watched 8 episodes of ‘Dora the Explorer’ last night, and now I hate that show!”
-Female student in Booth Hall
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iTunes Smart Playlists
If you’re anything like me, you tend to get stuck in musical ruts. You get a new album and listen to it constantly until you can no longer stand the sound of it. You desperately need to rediscover some of your library’s golden gems that have been gathering virtual dust. The simple solution: iTunes Smart Playlist feature.
A Smart Playlist is one that automatically populates itself based on the creator’s preferences. I like to use them to rediscover some of my most loved, but little played tunes. If you’ve been diligent with iTunes’ rating feature, you could make a playlist that contains your top rated songs that haven’t been played in the last few months. If you haven’t kept up with your ratings, try making a playlist that contains songs you haven’t heard in the last few months and limit it to 25 or 50 songs based on their play count. Either way, your ears will thank you.
Stream of Facts
The ‘Iolani Palace in Honolulu is the only restored royal palace in the United States. It served as the residence of the Hawaiian monarchy until 1893.
When it was first annexed into the United States, there was a provision for dividing Texas into five separate states.
Melanie Typaldos of Buda, Texas owns a 100-pound pet capybara. These animals, native to South America, are the world’s largest rodents.
Pygmy jerboas are the world’s smallest rodents at roughly 5 centimeters long. Jerboas have relatively large legs that allow them to hop around their native deserts of Western Pakistan.
The name Pakistan was created by Chowdhry Rehmat Ali as an acronym of the ancestral homes of the country’s inhabitants: Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Iran, Sindh, Tukharistan, Afghanistan and Baluchistan. It also translates
to “Land of the pure.”
Breathing pure oxygen can be harmful to most animals, including humans. It causes fluid to build up in the lungs, which can lead to the collapse of alveoli and a 20-percent reduction of lung volume.
Much of the volume of North America’s Ogallala Aquifer is owned by famed oil investor T. Boone Pickens. Pickens plans to sell the water back to draught-ridden Americans at an enormous profit.
Though Americans consume more calcium-rich diary products than anyone in the world, they have a relatively high rate of osteoporosis.