Black Friday — which began when fans descended on Philadelphia for the Army-Navy football game in the 1930s — can be misleading, Amy Merick says in the The New Yorker’s Currency blog. Continue reading
Scientists have found a 240 million-year-old “communal latrine” in La Rioja Province in northwestern Argentina. Continue reading
So did researchers at the University of Iowa. Men have schnozzolas, as Jimmy Durante would say, about 10 percent larger for a very good reason, they found. Continue reading
Joseph Kennedy told Harvard his son, Jack, can be “brilliant” if he’s interested in a subject, but “is careless” and “lacks ambition” if he’s not. His letter to the dean is among 26 pages of school records digitized by the JFK Library.
His application essay (above) and test scores reflect his interests, and lack thereof.
You can see them here.