Sunday, July 11, 2010

Depending on a solar eclipse to break the heat wave.

- Twenty products that are cheaper today than ten years ago:

"We're having a heat wave.  A tropical heat wave..."  The top seven historical heat waves in the U.S.

- In 1776, did people living in the American colonies have British accents?  It depends on your point of view:

- I have been on this nutty planet for over three decades, and I have yet to find someone who can plainly explain when to use the words "affect or effect."  That, and other grammar conundrums:

- Solar eclipse across the south pacific today.  Here is a wonderful map showing future solar eclipses.  North America gets two good ones in 2017 and 2024.

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