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News, comics and other curiosities, lovingly updated for you throughout the day.Friday, August 17, 2018
Weather Report: Hot and Drippy • 7 days ago
In a delightful article on Merriam-Webster.com, it’s revealed that the humid weather word “muggy” is rooted in the word “mucus.” The next time co-workers talk about the weather, say, “Yeah, it’s really snotty today.”
It's the Little Things • 44 minutes ago
Classical Rock Coming to Vegas • about 2 hours ago
Aerosmith is celebrating their 50th anniversary by signing on for a residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, beginning April 6, 2019. If you bring your kids, you may need to explain who Aerosmith was and be sure to emphasize that Steven Tyler is a human person and not some sort of mummified plant monster.
The Mystery of Manafort's Missing Socks • about 11 hours ago
Where are Paul Manafort’s socks? That’s what everyone wanted to know after the former Trump campaign chairman appeared in court sans socks, but sporting a stylish suit jacket. According to CNN, because Paul Manafort is in the custody of U.S. Marshals during his trial, his only choice for socks is court-issued white socks. Manafort didn’t like that option, so he went sockless. Now we can all rest easy knowing the complete and absolute truth about Paul Manafort.
Missed Connection • about 13 hours ago
FLIRT Trains are becoming popular in Europe! However, FLIRT is just the name of the train car manufacturer: Stadler FLIRT. Oh well…we can still dream of what might have been.
Parrot has a Potty Mouth • about 14 hours ago
A firefighter got an earful while trying to rescue a pet parrot from a London rooftop. The Macaw, named Jessie, spewed a stream of profanities at her attempted rescuer, even after he said, "I love you" to bond with the bird. Parrots are smart, feisty and also live long lives – be careful what you say around them.