Monthly Archives: February 2010


In a post today celebrating a political victory against homeopathy in the UK, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy used the phrase “Myriads of…”, which drew the following remark from a commenter: [pedantry]Myriad is an adjective, not a noun. So that’s … Continue reading

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The United States as of 1953

From YouTube user Evid3nc3: Sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder that though we all take for granted that “In God We Trust” is our national motto, inscribed on our currency and “under God” is part of the pledge of … Continue reading

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An ISS image of Dubai’s excesses

Space Gizmo points to an image taken by an astronaut aboard the ISS of Dubai last month: You can clearly make out two of the three artificial archipelagoes- Palm Jumeirah and The World.  As well, in the lower right is … Continue reading

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