Classic Richard Feynman - The Difference Between Knowing the Name of Something and Knowing Something
One kid says to me, “See that bird? What kind of bird is that?” I said, “I haven’t the slightest idea what kind of a bird it is.” He says, “It’s a brown ... the name of something and knowing something.) You may find the above quote a little ...
For The Birds
Music is full of famous birds— Charlie "Bird" Parker, The Byrds ... that mention a specific kind of bird or which were recorded by an artist or band whose name sounds like a bird, like Sheryl Crow or Taylor Swift. After the song, Ophira will follow ...
It Costs Seven Times As Much As Angry Birds, Charlie Brown
You remember how Charlie Brown adopted the one sad little tree, and how Linus read from the Bible, and how everyone sang "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"? Tonight, the original special plays on ABC at 8:00 p.m., but if you're jonesing to pay seven dollars ...
WHAT’S IN A NAME? (A MODEST PROPOSAL!)
They were introduced to the US from Europe in the 19th Century and have ever since maligned our native sparrows by sharing the same common name ... birds. Males have a black bib most of the year, while females are plain-breasted. They have little in ...
How an American Bird Got the Name 'Turkey'
For a species of bird found only in the forests of North America and so symbolic of a U.S. holiday, the humble turkey sure has an oddly Eurasian name -- but have you ever ... they came from India -- thanks to a little miscalculation by Columbus.