• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 864.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1417.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

Leslie Elman

07/16/2018 - 12:24pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: July 16, 2018 The element vanadium (atomic number 23) is so nice it was discovered twice. The first time was in 1801, by Andres Manuel del Rio, a professor of mineralogy in Mexico City. But when he sent his findings to Paris for confirmation, they were rejected. Thirty years later, Swedish chemist Nils Gabriel Sefstrom found the same element and managed to convince his...
05/21/2018 - 6:42am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: May 18, 2018 As of 2017, there were 300 authorized translations of “Le Petit Prince” (“The Little Prince”), the 1943 novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. They include Ancient Egyptian, Nepalese, Pennsylvania German and both the Tosk and Gheg dialects of Albanian. Frustrated by second-place...
05/14/2018 - 11:27am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: May 14, 2018 Created to mark Lithuania’s 100th anniversary as an independent nation, Signato is a new computer font derived from Lithuania’s Act of Independence. All told, the font includes more than 450 Latin, Lithuanian and German characters elegantly adapted from the 1918 handwritten document to reflect...
04/30/2018 - 10:25am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: April 30, 2018 You probably don’t give much thought to chicken manure, but some chemists and engineers are up to their elbows in the stuff working on ways to repurpose it. It can be fine fertilizer, but its runoff is loaded with phosphorus, which can throw off the chemical balance of adjacent waterways. So the...
04/23/2018 - 2:27pm
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: April 23, 2018 When she wasn’t drawing Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and her other beloved storybook characters, Beatrix Potter was drawing fungi and beetles. Her lifelong devotion to nature studies (she was a great fan of mushrooms) is one reason that her illustrations, while inevitably charming, are also...
04/16/2018 - 8:35am
LESLIE’S TRIVIA BITS: April 16, 2018 The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer didn’t much care for people in general and women in particular. He was, however, a great fan of poodles and owned several of them throughout his adult life — all males, all named Atma (from the Sanskrit word for soul). There are no species of bear...
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