“Write right from left to the right as you see it spelled here.” Did you print your answer? If so, you got it wrong—it should have been written in cursive.
“Spell backwards, forwards.” Did you include a comma? Wrong. Did you omit the comma? That’s wrong, too.
These are only two of the 30 questions African Americans had to answer correctly in just 10 minutes to register to vote in the State of Louisiana in 1964. By...Read More
Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of Thanksgiving becoming a national holiday, thanks to Abraham Lincoln. But for the first time since 1888, the holiday will coincide with the first day of Hanukkah. So celebrate now, because this is not going to happen for another 70,000 years (give or take).
The above Hanukkah lamp, or Hanukkiot, was made between February and October 1999 by New York City silversmith Bernard L. Bernstein in his Riverdale workshop. The lamp was...Read More
Yesterday, the New York Post reported that Mayor Bloomberg and the Department of Health may be pairing up to reduce “alcohol retail outlet (e.g. bar, corner store) density" in this fair city. Mayor Bloomberg's spokesman has since said the Mayor doesn't back that part of the proposal (he does support cracking down on illegal drinking), so perhaps Bloomberg remembered the special place beer holds in the hearts of (legal) New Yorkers. While limiting our access to alcohol may...Read More
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