In a move sure to delight MeFites everywhere, Ghent University in Belgium has created an online, almost arcade-game-like test of word knowledge
which is almost BS-proof. Know the word? Press J. Don't? Press F. But don't lie! You will be punished.
With the advent of December comes the annual ranking of the book industry's over-saturated market. Along with the garden variety Best Books of 2008
lists, niche critics weigh in on the best cookbooks (baking
), most trustworthy business publications
, best children's book illustrations
, safest bets for literary holiday gifts
, and, of course, the prettiest book covers.
Seems like everyone's talking
about 'em. There's the good ole controversial
US News & World Report rankings
, but thanks to the the librarians at UIUC, this wonderful site
has links to many
different rankings, including ones that let you make your own
rankings. There's also rankings of some of the more important
non-academic features of colleges, too.
Does college rank really matter?