13 Planets

According to the International Astronomical Union we have eight major planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; and five dwarf planets: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris. The IAU left it a bit ambiguous as to whether dwarf planets count as real planets or not. If you count the dwarf planets as […]

Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce that Alexander Hamilton will stay on the front of the $10 bill Wednesday, Politico reported, while women’s voting rights activists will go on the back of the bill. Meanwhile, the report said, former President Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the front of the $20 bill by anti-slavery activist […]


The alien race known as the Boov are very good at one thing – running away. On the run from their enemy, the Gorg, the Boov have found a new planet to call home – Earth. Led by Captain Smek (voice of Steve Martin), they commence their friendly invasion of the planet, relocating the humans […]

Writing Numbers

Except for a few basic rules, spelling out numbers vs. using figures (also called numerals) is largely a matter of writers’ preference. Again, consistency is the key. Policies and philosophies vary from medium to medium. America’s two most influential style and usage guides have different approaches: The Associated Press recommends spelling out the numbers zero […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) has built the greatest and largest chocolate factory in the world. After some of his workers steal his secret recipes, Willy Wonka kicks his workers out and closes the doors. For 15 years, no one has seen any workers entering or leaving the factory, yet his chocolate candy is still being […]

The Little Rascals Save the Day

The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their grandma’s (Doris Roberts) bakery. The only trouble is – they can’t […]

Writing Numbers

A Tool (and Tips) to Turn Numbers into Text: Sometimes you need to write out numbers using words. When writing a check, words are used for clarification even though numerals may make more sense to you, and this skill (turning a set of numbers into words) may come in handy in other areas as well. […]

Cave of the Crystals

Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum, CaSO4·2 H2O), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found […]