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Quote of the day

  • Virginia Woolf
    It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed in any longer. Discuss

Word of the Day

  • meddlesome
    Definition: (adjective) Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner.
    Synonyms: busybodied, interfering, officious.
    Usage: Though she means well, my meddlesome mother invariably drives away all of my boyfriends with her unwelcome intrusions.
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This Day in History

  • Napalm Incendiary Bombs Dropped for First Time by US Air Force (1944)
    Napalm is an organic compound used to thicken gasoline for use as an incendiary in flamethrowers and firebombs. The thickened mixture burns more slowly and can be propelled more accurately and farther than gasoline. When it comes in contact with surfaces, including the human body, it sticks and continues to burn. It was developed and first used by the US in World War II. Its use in the Vietnam War became highly controversial. "Napalm" is a combination of what two words? Discuss