Figure Skating history is made.

CNN already has a spot for her.


Their brains aren’t developed until around 25 years old.

Jerry has a new nickname.  Napster would be better.  Inmate would be more accurate.


The Question Editor:  Many loyal readers want to know why fonts/print are so small in many articles/sites ?

The Answer Cat:  They say it is because many readers use phones or other small devices.  It is like much customer service, they don’t care.  I don’t include many relevant articles because the print is too small.

If you are computer literate this may or may not help.

Are 10,000 steps necessary for good health, TAC ?

It’s your decision.  As usual, there is no evidence to support the claim.  If you are overweight or have diabetes exercise is generally good for you.

TQE:  What is a quincunx, TAC ?

It sounds like a nickname for Pigleosi.  Here are some strange words.

Let’s change the Coke-Cola recipe.

Good Stuff

The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs.

You have never seen a fish on the wall with its mouth shut.

Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money.

On the first day of school, a teacher was glancing over the roll when she noticed a number after each student’s name, such as 154, 136 or 142.

“Wow! Look at these IQ’s,” she said to herself. “What a terrific class.” The teacher promptly determined to work harder with this class than with any other she ever had. Throughout the year, she came up with innovative lessons that she thought would challenge the students, because she didn’t want them to get bored with work that was too easy. Her plan worked! The class outperformed all the other classes that she taught in the usual way.

Then, during the last quarter of the year, she discovered what those numbers after the students’ name really were: their locker numbers.

Beautiful Flashbacks From Yesteryear…PART 4

Today’s MEMES


Astronomy Picture of the Day

Star-Forming Eagle Nebula without Stars
Image Credit & Copyright: Yannick Akar

Explanation: The whole thing looks like an eagle. A closer look at the Eagle Nebula‘s center, however, shows the bright region is actually a window into the center of a larger dark shell of dust. Through this window, a brightly-lit workshop appears where a whole open cluster of stars is being formed. In this cavity tall pillars and round globules of dark dust and cold molecular gas remain where stars are still forming. Paradoxically, it is perhaps easier to appreciate this impressive factory of star formation by seeing it without its stars — which have been digitally removed in the featured image. The Eagle emission nebula, tagged M16, lies about 6500 light years away, spans about 20 light-years, and is visible with binoculars toward the constellation of the Serpent (Serpens). Creating this picture involved over 22 hours of imaging and combining colors emitted specifically by hydrogen (red), and oxygen (blue).

Tomorrow’s picture: space dart debris