Jul 02, 2020 · To get to the Year-day of a year immediately preceding a leap year, subtract two from the Year-day of the leap year. Dozen-years and Quad-years are leap years (UNLESS they are also Century-years, excluding the cases in which they are also Big Tuesday-years when they ARE leap years).
The Hogmanay custom of singing "Auld Lang Syne" has become common in many countries. "Auld Lang Syne" is a Scots poem by Robert Burns, based on traditional and other earlier sources. It is now common to sing this in a circle of linked arms that are crossed over one another as the clock strikes midnight for New Year's Day, though it is only ...
Great Leap Forward. The Great Leap Forward (1958-1961) was an attempt by Mao Zedong dramatically to increase productivity by remolding society and inspiring revolutionary fervour among China's people.
Sep 24, 2021 · The faces of collateral damage and friendly fire are generally not seen. This was not the case with 9-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc. On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut was outside Trang Bang, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon, when the South Vietnamese air force mistakenly dropped a load of napalm on the village.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms recorded stories of a Buddhist monk called Pujing (普净), who was a friend of Guan Yu. Pujing made his first appearance during Guan's arduous journey of crossing five passes and slaying six generals, in which he warned Guan of an assassination plot.
14-year-old makes cut on Asian Tour – but life as a prodigy isn’t easy How good a golfer were you at the age of 14? In Thailand last week, Ratchanon Chantananuwat played a few rounds of...
Jul 10, 2018 · On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a fifteen-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right.