Everything is better with explosions
Oblique Strategy of the Day…
That jaw! Those eyes! That hair! If the $10 bill is anything to go by, Alexander Hamilton was one of our handsomest Founding Fathers. But Hamilton’s had a bit of help over the years from artists at the Bureau of Engraving & Printing – resulting in a “Hollywoodized” Hamilton, as biographer Ron Chernow labeled it. In 2010, Newsweek even asked a plastic surgeon to give his assessment of the rather substantial changes in Hamilton’s portrait from the 1914 version (at left), to the redesign in 2000 (center), and the updated 2005 $10 bill (at right). Hotness definitely INCREASING!
Is this a little institutional bias toward the first Secretary of the Treasury, perhaps? Just something we’re thinking about as we work on our history of money show!
VSAUCE — Spooky Coincidences
Hooray! A 15 minute video on one of my favorite subjects!
I just had to share it…
So that’s what it’s used for
Courtesy of Wikipedia:
Although the original vocabulary of the language was Siculo-Arabic, it has incorporated a large number of borrowings from Romance sources of influence…
As a result of this, Romance language-speakers may easily be able to comprehend more complex ideas expressed in Maltese, such as “Ġeografikament, l-Ewropa hi parti tas-superkontinent ta’ l-Ewrasja” (Geographically, Europe is part of the Supercontinent of Eurasia), while not understanding a single word of a simple sentence such as “Ir-raġel qiegħed fid-dar” (The man is in the house), which would be easily understood by any Arabic speaker.