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  • Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner

    Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner
    The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925. Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
  • 10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears

    10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears
    The Chicago Bears owe their name to the Chicago Cubs. The idea was that the brawny, upstart footballers were physically larger than Cubs — they were as big as Bears. Now the Chicago Bears are the biggest sports team in town. But it didn't begin that...
  • Your morning adorable: Baby pygmy hippopotamus is born in Polish zoo

     
    It's not often we have the opportunity to use the words "adorable" and "hippopotamus" in the same headline. In fact, we're almost positive we've never had that distinct pleasure before. But here we are, faced with alarming evidence that baby......
  • The Christopher Kimballatron -- tomorrow's contest preview

     
    This guy is going to be appearing Thursday night at the Friendship Heights Village Community Center in Chevy Chase. The host of "America's Test Kitchen" will be promoting his new book, "Fannie's Last Supper." Wednesday's contest depends on your having.......
  • ‘Boardwalk Empire’ puts unflattering focus on Warren Harding

     
    "That imbecile is going to be the next president of the United States." That imbecile is Warren Harding. The time is 1920. And the speaker is Enoch "Nucky" Thompson in last night's "Boardwalk Empire." Nucky (Steve Buscemi) had just heard a Harding...
  • Gifts with a Presidents Day Twist: White House pet project

     
    It’s one thing to have a First Dog and/or First Cat who signs paw-stamped autographs, makes an occasional television appearance and pens a book or two (a la Millie, President George H.W. Bush's springer spaniel). But it’s something else...
  • For political leaders like Moammar Kadafi, ruling power is really all about The Hat

     
    And also maybe some guns....
  • Fine line

     
    Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full......
  • Supercommittee #fail

     
    A congressional invention designed so that it would not fail, is -- barring a last-minute revelation -- going to fail. Pennsylvania's U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said as much during a Sunday morning appearance on CBS's Face the Nation. "Well, I......
  • Was one of Georgetown's canine mascots a war hero?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: One of Georgetown's canine mascots was a war hero. The first live animal mascot in college football was "Handsome Dan," a bulldog who was purchased by Yale student Andrew Graves in 1889. The bulldog became quite popular......
  • Fires in Florida and Cornwall, N.Y., destroy bits of history

     
    Fires in the eastern United States have destroyed two vastly different bits of irreplaceable history: a legendary cypress tree in Florida and an industrial complex in the New York community of Cornwall....