Chevron, Exxon Mobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Conoco Phillips, Peabody Energy, CONSOL Energy and Arch Coal – these eight companies’ products are responsible for nearly 15% of industrial carbon emissions since 1850. http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf AdvertisementsRead more "Fun fact 09/28/2017"
FRACAS. Pronounced Frayk-Us. A noisy disturbance or quarrel. Used in context: In 1993, petitioner, Old Chief, was arrested after a fracas involving at least one gunshot. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fracas Old Chief v. United States, 519 U.S. 172, 174 (1997).Read more "Fun fact 09/27/2017"
Saudi Arabia announced today that women are now allowed to drive, ending a longstanding policy!!!! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-women-drive.htmlRead more "Fun fact 09/26/2017"
In 2016, the Grand Canyon National Park had over 6 million visitors! In 1980, there were 2.3 million visitors. https://e360.yale.edu/features/greenlock-a-visitor-crush-is-overwhelming-americas-national-parksRead more "Fun fact 09/25/2017"
Ticks are arachnids, not insects. http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/animals/Arachnids.htmRead more "Fun fact 9/22/2017"
Justice Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court justice of the African-American race known for his originalist and often conservative readings of the Constitution, is married to Virginia Thomas, a white woman. http://www.politico.com/story/2011/02/justice-thomass-wife-now-lobbyist-048812Read more "Fun fact 09/19/2017"