Whose Bibliography? What’s missing? Totor Flup, Nénesse, Poussette and Piglet 'Le Sifflet' strips ____________________ Quick and Flupke Fred and Mile The Adventures of Tim the Squirrel out West The Amiable Mr. Mops The Adventures of Tom and Millie Popol out West Dropsy Jo, Zette and Jocko Mr. Bellum ________ and ________, Detectives They Explored the Moon
Herg é The Adventures of Tintin and Thompson and Thomson, Detectives a short story he illustrated
The countdown had stalled at T minus 69 seconds when Desiree, the first female ape to go up in space, winked at me slyly and pouted her thick, rubbery lips unmistakably--the first of many such advances during what would prove to be the longest, and most memorable, space voyage of my career. (Martha Simpson, 1985)
The mighty frigate Indestructible rounded the Horn of Africa and lurched east’ard. (Pete Wirtala, 2009)
This is the story of your mom's life. (Rachel Lambert, 2004)
Turning, I mentally digested all of what you, the reader, are about to find out heartbreakingly.(Top Changwatchai, 2001)
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest “ to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels” and the Lyttle Lytton Contest , on the same theme but with a word limit (30).
What does the TextEdit application icon from Mac OS X Leopard say?
Connect (not exhaustive) AC/DC “Safe in New York City”, “Shot Down in Flames” Skeeter Davis “The End of the World” Godsmack “Bad Religion” The Happenings “See You in September” Lynyrd Skynyrd "Tuesday's Gone" Barry McGuire "Eve of Destruction" Peter, Paul and Mary "Leaving on a Jet Plane" P.O.D. "Boom" Elvis Presley "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" The Pretenders "My City Was Gone" Red Hot Chili Peppers "Aeroplane" R.E.M. "It's the End of the World as We Know It“ Savage Garden "Crash and Burn" Frank Sinatra "New York, New York" Bruce Springsteen " I'm on Fire“, "War“ Steve Miller Band “ Jet Airliner" Talking Heads “ Burning Down the House”
“ Lyrically questionable” Songs (166 in total) that US radio stations were advised to avoid immediately following the 9/11 attacks
The X Principle states that something must fall within certain margins, as opposed to reaching extremes. It is used, for example, to describe planets (also called X Planets ) that lie in a star’s Habitable zone (or X Zone ). A X economy is a not too hot or cold economy, sustaining moderate economic growth and a low inflation. Identify X , a character from a children’s story.
Who liked things “just right”
What is special about the match on June 14 with abbreviated rounds staged between boxers Michael Leonard and Jack Cushing at the Black Maria?
The first sport to be filmed (in 1894)
S ONY Group of Companies (Columbia Records) and an American rock group ____________ have published a CD called ________________ showing a very offensive, distorted and insulting depiction of Lord Krishna on its cover. T he CD jacket shows a disfigured alteration of an ancient Hindu painting depicting the God, Lord Krishna, the Hindu God, whom hundreds of millions worship all over the world, conquering the great serpent Kalinag. I n place of Lord Krishna's face, SONY and Columbia artists have inserted the head of a cat. They have also altered the male chest of Lord Krishna to that of a female with breasts, wearing a woman's blouse. H indus have united all over the world to express their outrage at this affront to their revered image of Lord Krishna. On behalf of the entire Hindu community we demand that SONY must immediately stop the sale of this CD, and completely change its cover.
An apparently scientific argument is said to be _________ if it is based on assumptions that are known to be incorrect, or on theories that cannot be falsified or used to predict anything. In science and philosophy, the second meaning is known as the principle of falsifiability. It has also come to mean science that is well-meaning and based on current scientific knowledge, but can neither be used for prediction nor falsified. Such conjectures are non-scientific, even when they are spoken in scientific language. The phrase has been applied to aspects of the super string theory of physics on the grounds that, although mathematically elegant, it provides (as of now) neither predictions nor tests. The phrase was coined by the early quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who was known for his colorful objections to incorrect or sloppy thinking. Rudolf Peierls writes that "a friend showed [Pauli] the paper of a young physicist which he suspected was not of great value but on which he wanted Pauli's views. Pauli remarked sadly, 'It is ____________.' "
Not even wrong
Herostratus (Ἡρόστρατος) set fire to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, on about July 20, 356 BC. He explained that he did so with a very clear objective in mind. The authorities not only executed him but also took extreme precautions and made severe laws, punishable with the penalty of death, to prevent his purpose from being fulfilled.
What was the purpose, and has it been fulfilled?
To immortalize his name in History
The authorities condemned him to a legacy of obscurity by forbidding mention of his name under the penalty of death. This did not stop ancient historian Theopompus from recording the event and its perpetrator in his history.
And since all of us here seem to give a damn, 2365 years later, it seems it did immortalize his name, whatever it was… and inspire Mark David Chapman as well.
May Irwin (1862–1938) was a Canadian actor, comedienne and singer. Her first starring role on Broadway came in 1895 in a musical comedy created for her by J.J. McNally, called "The Widow Jones". At the request of the New York World newspaper, Irwin and her co–star, John C. Rice staged a scene from the last act of that comedy for Edison's Vitascope. One clergy member denounced the film as "a lyric of the stockyards". Critic Herbert Stone complained, " . . . neither participant is physically attractive and the spectacle of their prolonged pasturing on ________________was hard to beat when only life size. Magnified to gargantuan proportions and repeated three times over is absolutely disgusting!"
The First Film Ever Made of a Couple Kissing (screenshot below)
For the eighteen-month-long celebration, the “ Happiest Homecoming on Earth ” starting in July 2005, the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Jungle Cruise and Space Mountain were reopened, a new fireworks show, Remember... Dreams Come True , replaced the former Believe... There's Magic in the Stars. Also, the Happiest Celebration on Earth was celebrated throughout the world. What was the occasion?
50 th anniversary of Disneyland Resort at Anaheim, California, USA
Sweden: Sept. 3, 1967, 4:50 a.m.
Sweden switching to right-hand traffic
On Sept. 3, 1967, every car in Sweden came to a stop at 4:50 a.m., carefully switched from the left side of the road to the right, and proceeded at 5 a.m.