We played scrabble at half seven. While we played it, we had some 1% alcohol cider. I didn’t like it the first sip I took, but by the last, I was enjoying it very much. (Addictive?! Sugar! Alcohol!). Both teams (Me+Dad, Rafe+Mum) did very well, and both got on the triple words. I’m sure we learnt some new words again. Well, came across; I can’t remember even 1 now!
Right near the end, I spotted Rafe trying to put on his poker face (he’s not very good at it lol) – they had a good’n. At the same time, I’d found a word to put down- Damn. (I had the amn). There was two Ds on the board I could have put it down on. I chose one of them completely randomly, and Rafe’s head drooped. I later found out, they were going to use the D to make anointed, which would have been like the best word ever (except from when Dad put down galoped on his first go – putting all his letters down!). Phew! We lost by about 40 points still, but the main thing is, we got a good score! We got over 260. Mum got around 300. If they’d got that Anointed though, they’d probably have got more near to the 400s.
Why is a Blackbird just called Black Bird? Surely there are lots of other species of black birds. The reason is, when the name was given in the 18th century- the word bird was a name used for only smaller species of bird. Others – like Carrion Crows or Ravens – were called “fowl”. So the Blackbird was the only bird in that time that was black!
Redditor jennyleighb's roommate built a seascape from Lego with a Super Mario Bros. theme. I'm not sure how much the fish appreciate it, but this is definitely the most geek-tastic fish tank I've ever seen.
Pokémon fans may rejoice, come May 9th everyone will be able to retrieve Darkrai. The Mythical-Dark Pokémon will receive a new ability on the launch event and players should be excited about this Pokémon that can attack its opponents with nightmares. If you have a Nintendo handheld and either Game Freak's Pokémon Black or White, you'll be able to download this wonderful Pokémon through Nintendo's Wi-Fi in a couple weeks time.