“I’ve seen a fight out here over thongs. There were two women, and it was the last one. The very interesting part about this is, I’m positive it couldn’t fit on either one of them.”—Bank of America Pavilion, house merchandise manager Donna Marshall. From a Boston Globe story on the evolution of concert keepsakes.
For all that’s changed about marriage statistics since the 1950s - the age at which people marry has gotten older, the divorce rate has risen and fallen - one number has stayed steady: We split around the seven-year mark.
Most people think of dyslexia as a reading problem - a learning disability that causes letters to get jumbled up. But new research by MIT scientists suggests an even more basic cognitive difference sets people with dyslexia apart: they have difficulty recognizing voices speaking their own language.
The Massachusetts congressional delegation - save for US Senator Scott Brown - has made its own “It Gets Better” video to encourage youth encountering uncertainties and difficulties as they realize they are homosexual.
“These bullets more or less exploded inside the body. It’s caused us all kinds of extra problems in dealing with the wounds they cause, with very strange trajectories.”—Dr. Colin Poole, head of surgery at Ringriket Hospital in Honefoss northwest of Oslo, told The Associated Press that the gunman used special bullets designed to disintegrate inside the body and cause maximum internal damage. Poole said surgeons treating 16 gunshot victims have recovered no full bullets.