Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

od \od, ohd\, noun: 
  • a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
The term od was coined by chemist and philosopher Karl Ludwig von Reichenbach as a name for his hypothetical force. He proposed the name od because he thought a short word starting with a vowel would be more easily combined in compound words.
Farte Blanche
  • Unrestricted power to fart at one's own discretion. Permission to fart freely.
She gave her husband farte blanche to stink up the bedroom.
Trivia
What reality TV star advised college students to “study hard, but party harder” during a 2011 campus appearance?
  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, of Jersey Shore, in an appearance at New Jersey’s Rutgers University for which she was paid $32,000. That was $2,000 more than the fee paid six weeks later to Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison for delivering the university’s commencement address.
History
  • Roman Empire: came to an end — or at least the Western part did — when emperor Romulus Augustus was deposed (476)
  • Los Angeles: the US's No. 2 city, the City of Angels, was founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve (1781)
  • Geronimo: Apache chief became the last Native American warrior to surrender to US troops (1886)
  • Edsel: the most famous American automotive design that was reviled by the public despite having all the qualities that testing found that they wanted, was introduced by Ford; it was named for Henry Ford's son, Edsel (1957)
  • Mark Spitz: swimmer won his seventh gold medal (1972); this record for the most golds at a single Olympics stood until it was broken by Michael Phelps in August 2008
  • Google: the Internet's foremost search engine was introduced by Larry Page and Sergey Brin (1998)
Birthdays
  • Anton Bruckner 1824
  • Daniel Burnham 1846
  • Richard Wright 1908
  • Henry Ford II 1917
  • Paul Harvey 1918
  • Howard Morris 1919
  • Craig Claiborne 1920
  • Dick York 1928
  • Mitzi Gaynor 1931
  • Dawn Fraser 1937
  • Leonard Frey 1939
  • Ken Harrelson 1941
  • Raymond Floyd 1942
  • Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) 1942
  • Jennifer Salt 1944
  • Gene Parsons (The Byrds) 1944
  • Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service) 1946
    Michael Berryman 1948
  • Tom Watson 1949
  • Ronald LaPread (Commodores) 1950
  • Judith Ivey 1951
  • Martin Chambers (Pretenders) 1951
  • Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs 1953
  • Khandi Alexander 1960
  • Damon Wayans 1960
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) 1960
  • Mike Piazza 1968
  • Ione Skye 1971
  • Ty Longley (Great White) 1971
  • Donny Ponce 1972
  • JeLana LaFleur (Quad City DJ's) 1973
  • Stacy Sanches (playmate) 1973
  • Wes Bentley 1978
  • Dan Miller (O-Town) 1980
  • Beyoncé Knowles (Destiny's Child) 1981

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