Emma Thompson is the only person to have won Academy Awards for acting and writing. She won a best actress Oscar for her role in "Howard's End" and an Oscar for best screenplay based on a previously published work for her ...Read More
In 1950, at the Las Vegas Desert Inn, an anonymous sailor made 27 straight passes (wins) with the dice at craps. The odds against such a feat are 12,467,890 to 1. The dice today are enshrined in the hotel on a velvet ...Read More
In 1995, each American used an annual average of 731 pounds of paper, more than double the amount used in the 1980s. Contrary to predictions that computers would displace paper, consumption is growing.
Poliosis is the graying of the hair. It comes from polios, the Greek word for "gray."
Adidas Stan Smith model tennis shoes were originally made, and named for, French tennis star Robert Haillet. Then Haillet retired from tennis and Adidas wanted to break into the American market, so the company signed an ...Read More
In science fiction, the Three Laws of Robotics are a set of three rules written by Isaac Asimov, which most robots appearing in his fiction must obey. Introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround", the Laws state the ...Read More