We did it! Sexism over! That's how that works, right?
After a successful campaign to honor women's suffrage for its 100-year anniversary in 2020 by finally putting a woman's face on a common piece of US currency, the US treasury has announced they're planning to put a woman on the $10 bill! And you know what's even better? The winner chosen by the campaign is none other than famed slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman.Read More
Learn The Meanings Behind These British Idioms So You Can Promptly Forget Them Tomorrow Because ‘MURICA! [VIDEO]
Come have a butcher's!
Here in the United States we have a odd (perhaps even "special"--ehh? Ehhh?) relationship with Great Britain. We do love you, but on July 4th we are required by American law to make ridiculous nationalistic jokes at your expense. Before that happens tomorrow and we are all hideously transformed werewolf-style into Stars-and-Stripes wearin' Michael Bay lovin' fireworks fanatics, let's get some last minute cultural exchanging in with this episode of Anglophenia.Read More
Spoiler alert: nobody belongs in Hawaii or Alaska. Womp womp.
Do you feel out of place in your current state? Mind you, we mean the actual geographical state that you live in if you're a U.S. resident, not your emotional or psychological state. We can't help you with those. But according to a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the "American mood" differs depending on what part of the country you live in.Read More
For years now, the United States government has been keeping a wary watch on the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. It'd be almost comical how suspicious they've been if it weren't an entirely serious matter. The concern is that allowing a Chinese company with a nebulous relation to the Chinese government to build a communications network on U.S. soil would prove to be a national security risk in the long run. After a yearlong investigation, the House Intelligence Committee has decided that any dealings with Huawei pose a risk to national security.Read More
As it currently stands, a series of non-profit United States organizations play host to the Internet's technical aspects and especially domain registration, which the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN handles. That could potentially change this year. The International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations agency on telecommunications, is hosting the World Conference on International Telecommunications in December. Some say the conference will push for control of the Internet to pass to the U.N., which the U.S. has said they will resist.Read More
In case you've been out of universe during the past decade, Iran has been under economic sanctions from the United States for years and years. This includes complex computer products like, say, the entire line of devices from Apple. Unfortunately, it looks like Iran didn't get the memo as in the capital city of Tehran there are an estimated 100 stores that most certainly sell them. So much for those sanctions.Read More
If you happen to live in the United States, chances are you've noticed it's been a bit hot lately. That's all anecdotal, sure, but folks across the States are saying the same thing: It's too hot to go outside. But if you're the sort that likes that have some data behind your whining, the National Climatic Data Center has some results that shouldn't come as a surprise. During the month of June, the United States broke 2,284 daily high temperature records. It has now been confirmed that it has, indeed, been hot.Read More
The weirdest part about the fact that MegaUpload has filed to dismiss the piracy charges levied against the company is that the charges might actually be thrown out. You see, the attempt hinges on the fact that MegaUpload is based out of Hong Kong and legally has no presence in the United States. If this is the case, as the dismissal argues, then the U.S. cannot serve and indict a foreign company therefore nullifying the entire thing. Oops.Read More