The folks at PC Magazine have come up with a list of 20 Tips and Tricks for using Google's awesome search engines. Some of them are pretty cool, indeed.
IF THE INTERNET GAVE YOU A DISEASE...
Irritable Google Syndrome
Sore Eye As Is: Brought on by viewing too many poorly-built web pages
The Common Code
iThritis: Joint pain caused by using too many Apple products.
[Chris White's Top Five on the Internet; with family friendly edits and additional material by Mark Raymond]
WORD for YOUR WEEK: Did you know the word "dumbbell" began with the church? The earliest meaning of the word "dumb" was "incapable of speech; mute." (You can see this use of it in the words "dumbstruck" and "dumbfounded," which is a compound word of "dumb" and "confounded.") You see, in medieval Europe, the ringing of church bells was an important task and required much practice before a beginner was allowed to ring. And because no one wanted to listen to a novice practice on real bells, a set of bells with no clapper inside - a "dumb bell" - was invented so the beginner could practice the motions silently. During a fitness fad in the 1700s, people began using smaller versions of these dumbbells for exercise. At some point shortly thereafter, someone came up with the idea to suspend a rod between two dumbbells, thus creating a "barbell" ... and instantly tripling the number of hernias in men trying to impress their women. (With thanks to Rob Kryff for the insights.)
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