A Supercut Of Kids Cussing In Cinema

July 27, 2014

On a scale of one to Warhol, the English language is about a Dalí when it comes to vibrance. Its more colorful aspects (re: curse words) become all the more interesting when used by children. We’ve got around two minutes of awesome cinematic footage to support our claim. Enjoy!

Dirt, Disease, And Death: What Life Was Like During The Dust Bowl

July 27, 2014
Dust Bowl Car Road

A car tries to outrun a massive wall of dust; storms could reach speeds of up to 60 mph Source: Wikimedia Commons

In the 1930s, the Great Plains of the United States had a bad drought. But it wasn’t drought that turned these grasslands into the Dust Bowl. The worst environmental disaster in the history of our nation was caused by man.

Most folks that lived in the Great Plains in the 30s moved there to take advantage of cheap farmland the government offered. Washington wanted wheat and the Plains were grasslands; it seemed to make sense.

The problem was that wheat has a short root system. The hardy prairie grass that the farmers tore out had roots several inches deep, allowing the plant to hang onto the soil when the heavy Plains winds blew as they had for thousands of years. It wasn’t so much a problem of the wheat blowing away, it was that the wheat wasn’t strong enough to keep the topsoil from the mouth of that hungry wind.

Dust Bowl Texas 1935

Dust storm looms over Stratford, Texas Source: Wikipedia

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The Most Controversial Wikipedia Articles In One Chart

July 26, 2014

Most Controversial Wikipedia Articles

Want to know more about specific cultures but don’t have the means to travel there for yourself? Use language and the Internet as your guide. See what these language speakers tend to take issue with in this handy chart and you’ve got a good start to your path toward enlightenment.