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July 31, 2007
foie gras may increase risk of Alzheimer’s
Researchers have found a potential link between foie gras consumption
and the development of a number of amyloidogenic diseases, including Alzheimer’s
Disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), tuberculosis, diabetes
and rheumatoid arthritis.
July 30, 2007
Woolworth Had to Die
By the turn of the century, with work hours on the decline and real wages
rising, millions of ordinary people were patronizing not only Woolworth
but also department stores such as Macy’s and Filene’s, where
they could find a wide variety of goods at low prices.
July 29, 2007
-- 101 Amazing Earth Facts
We live on a sphere of extremes and oddities. In fact it's not really
a sphere, but it is a wild planet, mottled with deadly volcanoes, rattled
by killer earthquakes, drenched in disastrous deluges. But do you know
which were the worst?
July 28, 2007
evolution of man - The first Europeans - one million years ago
Our knowledge of human evolution has always been limited by the meagre
quantities of hominid fossils that have been discovered. But a system
of limestone caves at Atapuerca in northern Spain has yielded an embarrassment
of riches by comparison with an otherwise patchy hominid record.
July 27, 2007
Americans spend an astonishing $41 billion a year on their furry friends.
July 26, 2007
This site will help you with the three most effective ways to keep deer
from eating your plants: deer-resistant plants, deer repellents and deer
July 25, 2007
Learn about the complete history of the Hasbro Transformers action figure
July 24, 2007
Anyone who plans to go to Paris, and wants to know more about the city
other than the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower, might do well to read
Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.
July 23, 2007
Little Known Uses Of Vinegar
Vinegar is a liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol in a process
that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid. Ninety percent of American
Households buy vinegar. The 4 major uses are for salads, as cooking ingredients,
pickling and home canning.
July 22, 2007
and Islam in Conflict
All over the world, no matter what the cultural or language differences,
science is more or less guided by scientific principles—except in
many Islamic countries, where it is guided by the Koran. This is the ultimate
story about science and religion.
July 21, 2007
Brief History of French Food
On the origins of the restaurant, haute cuisine and Champagne.
July 20, 2007
Virtual Egyptian Museum
No one has seen any of these artifacts in a “real museum”
for the past 25 years, The images, side commentaries, and interactive
reference tools will take you on a different kind of exploration of ancient
Egypt—the most stable, enduring society in the story of mankind.
July 19, 2007
World's Best Hotels
Travel & Leisure Magazine's picks for the best hotels.
July 18, 2007
Homes around the world
Visit the homes of world leaders.
July 17, 2007
Hopes To End Amelia Earhart Mystery
Hoping modern technology can help them solve a 70-year-old mystery, a
group of investigators will search a South Pacific island to try to determine
if famed aviator Amelia Earhart crash-landed and died there.
July 16, 2007
One of my alltime favorite pieces of music ... Herbert
von Karajan conducts The
Blue Danube Waltz
and an excellent time-waster, via
July 15, 2007
Sites We Can't Live Without
Time Magazine's list of their 25 favorite web sites
July 14, 2007
world in virtual reality - VR city maps.
the most interesting places in the world from the most interesting perspectives.
Whether you are planning a trip, looking for ideas, or simply 'armchair
traveling', there is no better place for Virtual Travel than with 360cities.
July 12, 2007
by a Common Language
Observations on British and American English by an American linguist in
July 11, 2007
Of A Starbucks Barista
Jesse, who has worked at Starbucks for almost a year, has written a mythbusting
"Buyer's Guide" that will help you in your quest to save money
when ordering your favorite Starbucks beverage.
July 10, 2007
unsual deaths in 21st century
Train surfing, drinking water, death on the internet, bestiality, cannibalism
July 9, 2007
Foreign Expressions You Should Know
Whether you like it or not, foreign expressions represent an integral
part of the English language (and of many other languages, too). Knowing
the meaning and usage of the most used ones is very important.
July 8, 2007
The exposition in the Catherine Palace Museum (prior to 1910 - the Great
Tzarskoje Selo Palace) encompasses the 250-year history of the famous
monument, and acquaints visitors with the work of the architects who participated
in its construction and decoration in the 18th and 19th centuries, and
also with the current state of this unique landmark, with the work of
restorers who managed to bring the palace back to life after World War
II. Currently, 29 of the 57 palace halls destroyed during the war have
July 7, 2007
Seven Wonders of the World
A new version of the Seven Wonders of the World has been drawn up, based
on over 100 million votes cast from people in 200 countries.
July 6, 2007
On this page you will find links to the most popular backyard birds, state
birds, and North American Bird lists.
July 5, 2007
Things to Do in Chicago
Here's a list of free, year-round art, music, theater, dance, and walks
July 4, 2007
July 3, 2007
10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts
There is a great deal of archeological evidence that the history of life
on earth might be far different than what current geological and anthropological
texts tell us.
July 2, 2007
Pioneer Woman Cooks!
A blog about delicious, abundant, satisfying food using the simplest of
July 1, 2007
You Fair: A Story of Maxwell Street
From the late 1800s until 1994, Maxwell Street market in Chicago was a
home for immigrants arriving in the Midwest, as well as a thriving street