So it begins – after the euphoria of the New Year come introspection and frantic attempts at self-betterment. Everyones trying to get in shape quickly, be more interesting, have some perspective on the past year, and on and on. Of course, there was also no shortage of folks making apocalyptic predictions. And in this day and age, the end of the world doesnt come in the form of hellfire raining down upon us, the rapture or anything quite so dramatic. If the Weekly World News is to be believed (and who wouldnt trust that venerable supermarket-checkstand staple of tabloids and absurdia?), the world will end on March 15. When Facebook shuts down. Or so they claim. Well let you read the facts and make your own judgements.
In slightly less apocalyptic news, 7-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams is going vegan. The famously muscle-bound tennis dynamo has switched to an all-raw diet of fruits, veggies, grains and nuts in her battle against a debilitating immune disorder shes been stricken with. It remains to be seen how effective this strategy will be, but if there are vegan bodybuilders, we dont see why there couldnt be a vegan tennis champion.
Anyone whos ever puzzled through the vagaries of a second language will appreciate this compendium of English pronounciations. Seriously, native English speakers are lucky not to have to figure out why bought is pronounced differently than drought. Or why the rps is silent in corps but not in corpse. Or why hyphen rhymes with roughen. Given how many inconsistencies there are, its a surprise anyone at all is even semi-literate these days. Take a look through the whole list and see if there are any words that stop you in your tracks. Well leave you to it, at least until the next installment of top shares.
Happy Friday the 13th!
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