That is . . . good and bad

Tremendous and stupendous, but not horrendous or hazardous!
Those are the only four words in the English language which end in “dous”

Do(u)’s (and Don’ts)

Most people cannot identify the only four words in the English language which end in “dous”!!! Can you?

What’s In a Name?

The original name of the song “Silver Bells” was “Tinkle Bells” until co-composer Jay Livingston’s wife explained to him that “tinkle” had another meaning.

Not Long Legs – That’s For Sure

A giraffe’s long neck contains only seven elongated cervical vertebrae, the same number of vertebrae found in human necks.
Another common feature that humans share with the giraffes: each has the same amount of teeth – 32 – although giraffes have no upper front teeth. Most of their teeth are molars found in the back of their mouths.

Great Neck

What do humans and giraffes have in common?

Two Shooting Stars

The sequence 1531, 1607, 1682, 1758, 1835, 1910, 1986, 2062 represents the years in which Halley’s Comet appears (or in the case of 2062, will appear).
The life of Mark Twain, the pen name of Samuel Clemens, is intertwined with the comet in a unique way. Mark Twain was born (1835) and died (1910) during Halley’s comet years. What is even more remarkable is that Clemens predicted the year of his death. In 1909, he said:
“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”
True to his prediction, he died of a heart attack one day after Halley’s Comet appeared at its brightest in 1910.

A Heavenly Number Sequence

What is the significance of the following numerical sequence: 1531, 1607, 1682, 1758, 1835, 1910, 1986, 2062?

Scabby, not Tabby

The giant inflatable rat that shows up at union protests is named “Scabby.” Attributed to language dating as far back as Elizabethan England, the term ‘scab’ has been typically used as a derogatory nickname for a strikebreaker, originally referring to a diseased person or someone with a sickening appearance.