According to Friends of the Earth, more than 40% of all cruise ships use waste treatment systems that are more than three decades old.

Mimesis is the deliberate representation of scenes, thoughts, or feelings by mime and action, thought to be specific to humans.

The department store T.J. Maxx is called T.K. Maxx in Britain. No, it's not because there were two twin siblings, TK and TJ Maxx, who became bitter rivals. The company modified its name to T.K. Maxx to avoid confusion with the established British retail chain TJ Hughes.

UC Berkeley professor Sarah Gold McBride observes that between the terms of Abraham Lincoln and William Howard Taft, every president but two wore facial hair. None before or since has even dabbled in a mustache.

Marilyn Monroe liked to go incognito as Zelda Zonk.


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    Now that the regular season is over and college football is set to stagger through its bowl games, Texas fans...
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  • It's 3:01AM

    Michael Ventura puts his column to bed

    Thu., Nov. 13, 2014

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    Wed., Dec. 10, 2014

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    There is often a very thin line between intense love and intense hate

    Wed., Dec. 3, 2014