Monthly Archives: May 2011
The dot over an ‘i’ or ‘j.’
The white, crescent shaped part at the top of a nail.
3. Crepuscular Rays
Rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. Also known as “God’s rays.”
The metal part on a pencil.
The strip separating window panes.
7. Morton’s Toe
When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.
8. Arms Akimbo
Exactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.
9. Desire Path
A path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.
10. Semantic Satiation
What happens when you say a word for so long that it loses its meaning. Limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit.
“A design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material, even when not functionally necessary.” For example, rivets on jeans, copper color on pennies, the shutter sound on a digital camera, and the pointless handle above.
12. Brannock Device
What is used to measure your feet at the shoe store.
The pins and needles feeling you get when part of your body falls asleep. Bonus! This is known as obdormition.
The lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.
The armhole in most clothing.
A dangling piece of curly hair.
The side opposite the hammer’s striking side.
19. Rectal Tenesmus
The feeling of incomplete defecation. We’ve all been there.
The state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.
The it smells outside after rain.
The groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.
The space between the thumb and the forefingers.
The plastic coating on a shoelace.
Valley of the pitchers, an archaeological site in Laos, in the province of Xiengkhouang. In this valley are thousands of large stone pots, scattered at the foot of Annam mountain range separating Laos and Vietnam.
Pot size is one-half to three meters, their weight is 6,000 kg, and age is presumably from 1500 to 2000 years. At the moment, solved the issue of assigning the Valley of Jars World Heritage status by UNESCO. The situation is complicated by the fact that the province Xiengkhouang in 70 years, Tide was subjected to massive bombardment by U.S. Air Force during the so-called Secret War. For this reason, a significant part of the Valley is still inaccessible to tourists.
According to archaeologists, the jars were used 1500-2000 years ago by ancient people who lived in Southeast Asia, as a funerary urns, or water storage.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Santa Barbara
Susan Sarandon on A World Apart