armistice \AHR-muh-stis\, noun:
- A temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties.
Armistice is a Latin compound created by 17th century scholars. The Latin arma-, "arms," combines with sistere, "to be still."
- The endless cycle of Apple products that are released at the pace of a rampaging water buffalo and have little to no practical advancements over the previous versions.
Bob: Did you hear about that new iPhone 5s that is shipping early next year?
Tim: Dude, already? I just bought an iPhone 5...I think I have iFatigue. Would buying a Windows Phone be like, therapy?Trivia
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- William Tell: legendary Swiss archer shot an arrow through an apple on his son's head, his life depended on success in this challenge after he defied his canton's Austrian bailiff (1307)
- time zones: US and Canadian railroad companies implemented a system of five standard time zones so that train travelers would be able to keep time (1883)
- Steamboat Willie: Mickey Mouse made his big screen debut in the Walt Disney-directed feature (1928)
- Calvin and Hobbes: comic strip about a boy and his stuffed tiger (named for the French theologian and the English political philosopher) debuted (1985)
- Jonestown: over 900 people died from drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid — or through other means — in a murder/suicide pact led by preacher Jim Jones in Guyana (1978)
- Louis Daguerre 1789
- Cesare Lombroso 1836
- William Gilbert 1836
- Eugene Ormandy 1899
- Imogene Coca 1908
- Kevin Nealon 1953
- Kim Wilde 1960
- Kirk Hammett 1962 - Musician (Metallica)