Word of the day

archaic (adjective)

Antiquated

Famous quote

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

John F. Kennedy

Name that element

I

Iodine (Atomic number 53)

Word scramble

Any application soothing to an irritable surface

emeutndlc

demulcent

Thought for the day

If you could only tell the truth or only lie, which one would you choose?

On this day in 1911

The Mona Lisa painting was stolen.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

North Korea. Capital city is Pyongyang.

Did you know?

The total weight of all the ants on Earth is roughly the weight of all the humans on earth.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

The dogs were perfectly happy chewing on there bones

The dogs were perfectly happy chewing on their bones.

Mental Maths

170 ÷ 17 + 144

= 154

Brainteaser

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?

A river.

Joke of the day

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