providence in the fall of a sparrow, There's a special
A line from the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, suggesting that a divine power takes a benevolent interest in human affairs.
Is There A Difference Between “Calling In” And “Calling Out”?Do you say “calling out sick” or “calling in sick”? That debate could go on forever. But, “calling out” and “calling in” actually have very specific meanings in the world of social justice.
Why are planes named after numbers, like the 747? Is there a 947 or a 658?After World War II, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers, Boeing, turned its attention from designing military craft to building commercial planes, along with missiles and spaceships. (Unrelated fact: when Boeing was forced to spin off its passenger flight division, the newly-formed company became United Airlines. Back to the late 1940s: Model numbers were assigned to each division of aircraft (from the Boeing website:) “300s …
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