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Chaucer….The Reason For Valentine’s Day?

February 14, 2015

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them. The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his […]

Devil’s Breath….Colombian Zombie Drug

February 13, 2015

Devil’s Breath is the drug that goes by the name of Scopolamine. It is an extremely dangerous drug and in fact, one of the most dangerous drugs in this world. The way it works is by erasing person’s memory completely and they can’t remember anything that happened after they consumed it. On the streets of […]

Google…..quantum algorithm…..what’s up with that?

February 12, 2015

Several reports suggest that in the past three years Google has developed a quantum algorithm that is capable of automatically recognizing and sorting objects from videos or still images. This has been achieved by using physics that exists at the subatomic level. Several research teams have been working on the development of quantum processors that […]

What Is A Hexagram?

February 11, 2015

Hexagram is a geometrical figure that looks like a star and has 6 edges and vertices. It is also refereed to as a six-pointed star. The way the hexagram can be formed is with the help of two overlapping triangles which are both equilateral. The unique thing about a hexagram is that one side points […]

Fork Facts

February 10, 2015

Kitchen forks have been endlessly evolving for the past millennium or so. But a historical background check will put its origins somewhere in Greek. Initially used for the carving of meat, the fork comes to the dining table pretty late. It was around the 7th century that royal courts in the Middle Eastern Muslim world […]

Wine Tasting To Benefit CASA On February 10th

February 9, 2015

FLORENCE-Sip. Taste. Mingle.  All to help the children. Mary Ellen’s Circle Members are hosting a Wine Tasting Event to help raise funds for CASA. Join your friends on Tuesday, February 10th at Sweet Basil Cafe’ for an evening of vinyard sampling from the reserves of Alabama Crown Distributing Company and delicious appetizers prepared by our friends at […]

Who Are The Bella Coola?

February 9, 2015

The Bella Coola Tribe, which is also known as the Bellacoola, Belhoola or Bilqula tribe, is a small Indian tribe that resides at a reservation around Bella Coola in British Columbia. The Bella Coola tribe consists of about six hundred people at this time. The tribe had featured about fourteen hundred member at its peak […]

Chief Justice Moore issues order to all state probate judges …do issue or recognize marriage licenses for same-sex couples

February 8, 2015

MONTGOMERY-Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Sunday, February 8th issued an order to all state probate judges to neither issue nor recognize a marriage license for same-sex couples. The order states, “Effective immediately, no Probate Judge of the State of Alabama nor any agent or employee of any Alabama Probate Judge shall issue or recognize a […]

Just Who Invented The Vaccination?

February 8, 2015

Regardless of what anti-vaccination advocates may claim, vaccines have helped save billions of lives, including deaths from smallpox, which has been wiped out completely thanks to the original vaccine that was developed by Edward Jenner. Smallpox had been plaguing the world since 100,000 BC before it was finally eradicated completely in 1977. In the late […]

1’s and 0’s….Is That All There Is?

February 7, 2015

There are some theories for our existence that are shall we say …. way out there such as the one that says our universe is a computer simulation. This theory supposes that because of the overwhelming likelihood of technological singularities occurring in the universe, it is quite likely that advanced civilizations–either us in the future, or […]

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