Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be intelligent to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of fascinating articles that will wow your friends, surprise your co-workers and make you seem sharp at a cocktail party or over the lunch counter....
- Penguins don't live here so why would is the government protecting them?
- A group of Islamic extremists on the internet are devising a plan for "invading Facebook." Al-Qaida were pioneering in their use of the web to communicate and organize their members.
- The sports world is hurting. Sponsorship is down, attendance is low and staffers are being laid off. The sports industry -- typically immune to economic woes -- is feeling the pinch.
- The Japanese equivalent of Homer's "Iliad" and is widely considered the first modern or psychological novel celebrates its 1000th anniversary at the end of this year. "The Tale of Gengi" was first mentioned in a diary in late 1008.