Week of January 27

Language is the amber in which a thousand precious thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved.

Richard Trench (1807-86)


Week of January 20

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Week of January 13

Anya Pecheva, a leading Bulgarian actress, has had a plaster cast of her breasts put on display in the National Theatre, to take peoples' minds off the country's currency problems. For more than a dozen years, Angelyne of Los Angeles has been showcased on billboards around the city. She has a fan club and will appear at celebrity photoshoots for $8,228 (US) a day. Residents are puzzled by what the woman with the belief-defying cleavage, platinum hair and kissy pout actually does for a living. "It's over 10 years of being famous and I still haven't come up with an answer," she told The New York Times. "How about this one: 'I don't do, I am.'"

Items in The Globe & Mail


Week of January 6

Noah would have needed to load 480 organisms a second onto the Ark to meet the 24-hour deadline described in the Bible, calculates Ian Plimer of the University of Melbourne. The prominent geologist is taking a Creationist, Allen Roberts, to court over his claim that he has found the remains of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat. Prof. Plimer explains: "I fight fire with fire. You shouldn't treat a crazy, religious cult with kid gloves."

Prof. Ian Plimer, University of Melbourne


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