The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 to recognize excellence and achievements achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. Here are the winners for the books, drama and literature categories for 2017
The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 to recognize excellence and achievements achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. Here are the winners for the journalism categories for 2017
A quick list of the fattest counties in the United States as compiled by HealthGrove. The counties are listed along wth their Obesity Prevalence... Congratulations to Claiborne County, Mississippi
Here's a list of all the countries in the world as per the United States State Department
Inrix, a global leader in transportation analytics, announced the top 10 worst cities for traffic. Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Houston, New York and Seattle rank as most congested cities in U.S., where commuters spent a total of 8 billion hours stuck in traffic in 2015. The cities are ranked in terms of time wasted by consumers..Is your hometown on this list?
A list of the Representatives by State of the 115th Congress of the United States
A list of the Senators of the 115th Congress of the United States
Care to contact your Senators, Here's a quick list..
Heres a quick list of Trump swag that you can buy and impress your friends or antagonize your neighbors.Posted on February 10, 2017, in Everything Else, with 0 Comments
Heres a quick list of Trump swag that you can buy and impress your friends or antagonize your neighbors.
It's always sad to lose an admired celebrity and it seems like in 2016, we lost a slew of them. David Bowie, Abe Vigoda, Paul Kanter, George Kennedy, Sir George Martin, Morley Safer, Muhammad Ali, Ralph Stanley and Carrie Fisher to name a few.. Here's a list of all those who died in 2016. Who do you think was our greatest loss?
Here's a quick list of gifts from Amazon that you can purchase for less than $20. Show your love by extending your $20 as far as it will stretch. Just click on any list item and check it out.
A winning list of Derby Winners
List of all the Twitter Accounts for United States Senators.. Let us know if there are any errors
This is the year of the Rooster, or Chicken.. This list depicts the Chinese New Year Calendar from 1930 to 2030. Find your birth year and refine by referencing your birth month..
Latin is a dead language, or so they say.. Here are some useful latin phrases. Thanks MIT
5 Steps to a successful completion of opening your aquatic environment from its winter time slumber:Posted on January 18, 2017, in Everything Else, Life, with 0 Comments
The 5 most important items to address when you reopen your pool (aquatic environment).. Make sure these are taken care of and you will start the season off on the right barefoot, er foot! Information courtesy of Barefoot Pool Service http://barefootpoolservice.com/
Top 25 Healthiest Cities in the United States, Population greater than 100,000
10 things to consider when thinking about patenting your product or idea.
Insurance.com has released a survey detailing which automobiles are more likely to garner you a speeding ticket. So Zoom in below and see if your car is in the top 20. The list includes the make and model and the % of drivers reporting tickets.
The Wall Street Journal just published a list of 127 NCAA football teams and ranked them according to which teams had the best home field records. It may surprise you not to find the likes of successful teams like Oregon, Alabama or The Ohio State University ( the first undisputed NCAA football champion in NCAA history) but instead many from some of the smaller conferences.. Topping the list is the North Texas Mean Green who are 39 and 1 in Apogee Stadium (pictured). Second, and no surprise to this Big Ten fan, is Wisconsin. Now the home field itself isn’t the only factor when determining home field advantage.. One has to assume that the quality of the officials, the crowd, and schedules would have something to do with it. If you wanna see the entire list of 127, go to this link http://www.wsj.com/articles/who-has-college-footballs-biggest-home-field-advantage-1441405838 , Otherwise browse the top ten list below:
The Top 20 Bike Friendly States in the United States. Are you in the top 20 or near the bottom with Cellar Dweller Dead Last #50 Alabama?Posted on August 31, 2015, in Sports, with 0 Comments
This study was compiled and published by The League of American Bicyclists, an organization thatrepresents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America. Through information, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere. The League believes that: Bicycling brings people together. When more people ride bikes: Life is better for everyone; Communities are safer, stronger and better connected; Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and more energy independent. Their mission is to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change. The League annually ranks all 50 states on how bikeable they are. The results are below. You can find out more information about the The League at www.bikeleague.org
2015 Associated Press College Football Pre-Season Poll The Ohio State Buckeyes # 1 (First unanimous choice in history)Posted on August 24, 2015, in Everything Else, with 0 Comments
The Associated Press released its 2015 Preseason NCAA preseason college football poll and the Buckeyes are the first unanimous choice for # 1. Congrats Buckeyes. Here's the top 10.
At the 250th American Chemical Society meeting on Tuesday,researchers stated that more than 95 percent of lice populations tested had high levels of gene mutations. "What we found was that 104 out of the 109 lice populations we tested had high levels of gene mutations, which have been linked to resistance to pyrethroids," said Kyong Yoon, who conducted the research. Apparently, these lice are impervious to some of the most popular medical treatments aside from shaving one side of your head, setting fire to the other side and then trying to get them one at a time with an ice pick (that was a joke) scratch scratch scratch... If you live any one of these 25 states, beware:
Which States Are Vying for top “Mountain Dew Mouth”, % of Teeth Missing From Tooth Decay, Gum Disease et alPosted on August 11, 2015, in Everything Else, with 0 Comments
This list is based on a report from Health Affairs and stats from the Commonwealth Fund. As a percentage, how many people in your state have lost 6 or more teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease and/or infection? See the list below.. 45 million Americans live in areas where they cannot afford or be provided dental care.. If you live in a state where more than 15% of the residents have lost 6 or more teeth, suspect you will be "mouth watching" this week
The New Yorker recently published a piece in which the author was wondering how "e-laughing".. Facebook put their research chops on it and came up with the following most popular ways people laugh online. (note the FB stats addd up to 1/10 % more than 100%, I am gonna chalk that up to rounding) These stats are taken from the FB blogpost which reviewed comments and posts on FB, but not on Messenger.
Many states have official state mammals, Texas even has a state bat... Makes sense once ya think about it since many of the Texans I know are bat sh_t crazy.... But I digress.. Dogs are considered man's best friend, yet only 11 states have adopted an official state dog. Maryland was the first. Four other states have proposals open but the legislators can't agree, so in limbo,. Listing those last. But Kudos to Maine which is considering the Labrador Retriever (RIP Bob)
Although states have their own laws and specifics that apply to a citizen's arrest, in the United States private individuals have the authority to make an arrest, even without a warrant. These are called Citizen's Arrests, or CA. An example might be if you see someone stealing a purse, you may on your own initiative detain the person stealing the purse. But there are lots of particulars you should know before you try.. Above all know the laws of your state.
Stay safe at the beach and when fishing by following these extraordinarily simple steps provided by the Fla. Museum of Natural History
Here are some obvious and not so obvious ways to conserve energy at home as noted by the NWF. Check out these helpful tips and save some helpful money.
On January 20th, 2015 SplashData published its list of the top 25 worst passwords, it’s actually a list of the most common, but that seems to translate into “worst” when it comes to passwords . SplashData’s research was performed by reviewing over 3 million exposed or leaked passwords. The top two,” 123456” and “password” were the same as the prior year. Back in 2006 a British web site, Modern Life is Rubbish” listed “123” and “password” as 1 and 2, from which one may conclude we are more sophisticated with our PW’s now, adding 3 digits to 123 to make 123456. :>) Who would guess that? “monkey” and “letmein” also reside on both lists. My favorite: “trustno1”
Each year, the ALA's (American Library Association) Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. "A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness." These books were officially challenged by someone.. for various reasons, most common reasons cited are : Sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group, homosexuality, occult, satanic, religious viewpoints and anti family. Here's a list of the most challenged books of 2013, the most recent list published by The American Library Association: if you desire to purchase any of the books, click stack below.on left.
In 2014, the first NCAA College Football Championship Tournament resulted in The Ohio State Buckeyes earning, what many call, the first undisputed national college NCAA Division 1 football champion. Different polls and systems have declared national champions based on algorithms, guess, coaches voting and in some cases, perhaps pixie dust. In the 2000's more than a dozen systems have been used to determine the college football national champions (or at least the best team that year), including the Anderson and Hestor system, the BCS, the Dunkel system, Berryman system and the Eck to name a few. Since 1999, there have been only 5 (including the Buckeyes) that were named by all the polls/systems as champions. Interestingly one of those teams, the 2004 USC Trojans, had to vacate the championship and as far this author knows, no replacement was named (Oklahoma,Auburn,Utah and Boise State were undefeated in 2004), though Auburn is generally recognized as the champion that year) Here are the champions recognized from 2000 -2014:
The United States has a population of over 320 million people. Christians, including Catholics, Proestants, Mormons, etc, in total number over 210 million. As a % this is somewhere in excess of 70+%. The list below outlines the total followers of the top 5 religions in the United States in 2004. The graphic illustrates the population expressed as a % of the total population in 2007. For example, the number of folks in the United States that are identified as having no religion is about 16%.
Here's a short compilation of Marion Barry quotes. Barry was former Mayor of D.C who was busted on drug charges, convicted and then re-elected..
Great places to eat in The Outer Banks
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 appears to have been shot down by Russian activists. There have been 7 more civilian flights that experts believe that were downed by the military, including an Iran Air plane in 1988 by the United States Navy. It was carrying 300 passengers, all of whom were killed.
Much of the right wing news media embraced Cliven Bundy, especially prior to his alleged "racist comments" . After that many started scattering like dust in the wind.. However, the folks at The Wire have developed a pretty good list of those that did.... check out excerpts below
Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Here's a few of his quotes you may enjoy and learn from:
After a great day at the beach, where can I have a great meal in Corolla, North Carolina
Who can name the branches of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? Interesting that one is "Members at Large" which includes members with backgrounds in Dolby sound, stunts, casting etc.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has membership of more than 6,000 of the "most accomplished men and women working in cinema." These folks determine the Oscar winners (and losers for that matter) . Here's how you can become one:
Running list of folks as described
Decorating your face with face paint or other makeup lets you see better than you can if you're wearing a mask. A mask can make it hard to see where you're going and watch out for cars. But make sure your painted-on designs don't cause problems of their own.
Got this list from a friend of mine: