“It was unbelievable seeing me as an action figure! In a few months, toddlers all around the country will be biting my head off!” - Emma Watson
Stream of Facts
Twenty dollars can provide a person living in a Third World country with clean drinking water for 20 years. That is less than the cost of 20 bottles of bottled spring water.
It takes 75,000 gallons of water to manufacture a 200-square-foot patch of six-inch deep snow.
Upstate New York holds the top three cities in the large city category that receive the most snow in the United States with Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester all receiving roughly 100 inches annually.
Rochester is the only city in the United States to have an entirely abandoned subway system.
The oldest functioning subway system in the Western Hemisphere is located in Boston, Mass. “The T,” as it’s now known to most Bostonians, first operated in 1897 and cost $5 million to construct at the time.
In 1919, a large molasses tank ruptured in Boston, Mass., flooding the streets with over 2 million gallons of molasses, killing 21 people and injuring 150.
Shipments of molasses from the Caribbean to the rum distilleries of New England became part of the infamous triangular slave trade.
Overseen and Overheard
“I kind of miss getting a little gay with my friends.”
— Male alum in the Campus Center
Word of the Week
Malfeasance n. — wrongdoing or misconduct especially by a public official.
Due to charges of malfeasance, the organization’s enigmatic leader was forced to surrender.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.
Welcome the winter
Look at the beautiful snow
Buy yourself new boots
We’ve all been there. You’re on your way to class, all bundled up in your most swaddling winter gear and complete with your brand new pair of gloves. Just when you’ve gotten about as comfortable as you’re going to get, that god-awful song your annoying little sister put on your iPod starts blasting through your earbuds. Now you have a choice: expose your poor hand to the numbing cold or subject your ears to five minutes of agony.
What you need are glittens: a nifty invention, which combines the warmth of the glove, the utility of bare fingers and the adorableness of mittens. These mystical wonders are basically fingerless gloves with a handy-dandy flap that is used to encase the fingertips when fine motor control is not necessary. Glittens come in many fine materials, though the obvious best choice is knit wool; just make sure they’re felt-lined for supreme warmth and comfort.