Click through to find out just how well you'd fare if World History came up as a category and you were a contestant on the show. Don't worry—knowledge of peripheral subjects such as the Olympics, literature, and geography come into play, too. Just be sure not to confuse your XYZs and OASs when trying to answer these questions (while minding your Ps and Qs if competing with friends). When you're done, be sure to check out some of Stacker's past quizzes based on "Jeopardy!" clues, and be on the lookout for similar quizzes to come in the near future. … [Read more...] about Can You Solve These Real ‘Jeopardy!’ Clues About World History?
Parting the red sea
The red sea of virus: Only Luton, Wolverhampton, and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly saw Covid-19 infection rates drop last week Luton, Wolverhampton and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly were the only three places in England to record a fall in Covid-19 infection rates over the past week - and only one of them is in a local lockdown. … [Read more...] about What could possibly go wrong! Ministers could use an ALGORITHM to decide which vulnerable people in coronavirus hotspots have to stay at home and ‘shield indefinitely’ as the Government claims spread of coronavirus is ‘getting out of control’
It's hard to talk here about a "just transition" for fossil fuel workers -- as if any transition for workers in dying US industries ever has been "just." Jason Walsh, executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance, which aims to unite labor and environmental interests around the issue of a transition for dislocated fossil fuel workers, told me there's no justice in what happened to auto workers or timber workers -- or in what's happening to fossil fuel workers now. … [Read more...] about This town powered America for decades. What do we owe them?
There's a button next to a sign that says "Call and wait!" in English, and what I assume is the same message in both Latvian and Russian. It's then I notice the gate is slightly ajar, so I step in, feeling like I'm doing something illegal. An older gentleman approaches and says "Seven euros." I pay, not realizing this is the founder of the museum. He nods and walks away. I'm free to explore on my own. I walk down a dirt path, past the red Mil Mi-4 I saw from the gate, and enter a world of MiGs, Sukhois, Antonovs and more. It's one of the biggest collections of Soviet aircraft outside of Russia. This will be a fun afternoon. … [Read more...] about Ghosts of Soviet aviation at the Riga Aviation Museum
Roger would hear the fresh dog sound from his bed too. A walker could stay home the night before with guards on the door and one in the room to make sure he didn’t take the sissy’s way. Roger were a fast boy. Always first at the running in school. Strong now too after five turns in his father’s metal shop. Not the sort to go coward tho if he got a run up those guards would never catch him. Roger weren’t much of a talker in primers nor could he read his laws at seven when his father pulled him out to turn metal. Course he could recite any child could but it weren’t till the laws bled in your eyes by ink on a page that the teachers know their work’s done. Eyes ears and mouth it. Respect and fairness. … [Read more...] about 2020 Sunday Star-Times short story open category winner: Walking Day