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Brewer's: Almanac

is the Arabic al manac (the diary). Verstegen says it is the Saxon al-mon-aght (all moon heed), and that it refers to the tallies of the full and new moons kept by our Saxon ancestors. One …

Brewer's: Clog Almanac

A primitive almanac or calendar, originally made of a “clog,” or log of wood, with four faces or parallelograms, the sharp edge of each face or side was divided by notches into …

Almanac: Biography

  Jesse Jackson 1941– Search 30,000+ Biographies: Browse Selected Biographies A …

Waking the Dead

Director:Keith GordonWriter:Robert DillonUSA Films/Gramercy Pictures; R; 106 minutesRelease:3/00Cast:Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly, Molly Parker Waking the Dead puts a deadly car bomb across…

The Burial of the Dead

The Burial of the DeadApril is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in…

Fascinating but Deadly

Scorpions, bears, and poison-dart tree frogs by David Johnson Some tree frogs produce the most toxic biological substances known. Profiles of Dangerous Animals Animals Hip…

Fascinating but Deadly

Elephants, big cats, and Cape buffaloes by David Johnson An elephant can charge at up to 30 miles per hour. Profiles of Dangerous Animals Animals Hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and…

Fascinating but Deadly

Sharks, snakes, sea wasps, and blue-ringed octopuses by David Johnson More than 80% of all snakes are not venomous. Profiles of Dangerous Animals Animals Hippopotamuses, crocod…

Fascinating but Deadly

Hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and hyenas by David Johnson If a hyena clan is large enough, it will challenge a pride of lions in a battle over food. Profiles of Dangerous Animals…