Friday, May 24 Confusingly, there are two countries at the United Nations called Congo, both of them named for the Congo River, which in turn was named for the Kongo River. At one time, they were distinguished by their capitals, which happen to be across the Congo …Read more. Thursday, May 23 In addition to being a notoriously voiced singer, Neil Young also loves model trains, so much so that he tried to take over Lionel Trains. He even invented a control system so that his disabled son could play with the trains as well, by remote …Read more. Wednesday, May 22 Paul Julian worked behind the scenes at Warner Brothers, painting the backgrounds of the cartoons. He was particularly known for doing urban scenes. But his other claim to almost-fame is that he voiced the Roadrunner. It was an easy gig, since the …Read more. Tuesday, May 21 Polo and jai alai share a particular rule that few other sports would even consider. No left-handed players are allowed. In jai alai, this is because of the three-walled court, which requires bounces off the sidewall, a touch move if you're a …Read more.more articles
RELEASE: MARCH 3, 2012
In "Spellbound," the Alfred Hitchcock movie set in an insane asylum, Salvador Dali designed a dream sequence featuring giant floating eyeballs. Dali was also involved in "Destino," a collaboration with Walt Disney. But his most critically acclaimed cinematic work was probably Luis Bunuel's surrealist film "Un Chien Andalou." Although just 17 minutes long, the film was notorious for an opening scene in which a human eye is cut open with a razor blade. Oh, that Dali! What a scamp!
What country calls itself Lyoveldio Island, or just "Island" for short?
Previous answer: A Mississippi high school banned "Fahrenheit 451."
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