Language-related articles on this site
Names in their own tongue and script, via Language names in their own tongue and script
"The table shows native/local names for languages in their own scripts, or autoglottonyms. You can click on the Language names that are links to hear how they are pronounced, and on the English names of the languages to find out more about them."
Useful word lists for word nerds.
“Natural Born” [in regard to presidential candidates] was clearly defined in “The Law of Nations” by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavily by the framers of the Constitution. “Natural Born” was already legally-defined when the Constitution was written as “born inside the nation.” — from whatreallyhappened.com
L.A. in the 50’s: liveleak.com/view?i=eca_1441594584
Other history-related posts: I like this site a lot: History in About an Hour
A controversial view of Judaism here.
Surfer catches ‘biggest wave ever’ off Portugal (+video)
"The Guinness World Records has recognized a 44-year-old Hawaii pro surfer for catching a 78-foot wave off the coast of Portugal, saying the November feat beats a 2008 record for the biggest ridden by more than 1 foot."