A professional manager may or may not make a good US president. Piloting a superpower through a four-year term is so complex and unpredictable that no one can be fully prepared for the job.
Apple's innovations made personal computers fun and easier to use. But it's unlikely the company's products have had the socially far-reaching effects of automobiles, light bulbs, and aircraft.
Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty!" Ilsa Laszlow never said, "Play it again, Sam," and Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." But these misquotes remain firmly lodged in the public consciousness, even though they appear nowhere in the original works. The same is true for things "said" – that is, widely attributed to, but not actually said – by political figures. Sometimes a misquote is cooked up by opponents or parodists as a way of discrediting or mocking the figure. Sometimes a line is attributed to a widely admired person as a way of making it sound more authoritative, like when someone co-signs a loan. And sometimes it's just a mistake. Here are 10 of the most widely believed – but completely bogus – things ever "said" by political figures.
Space shuttle Endeavour crew members are big enough Star Trek fans to pose for a Trekkie poster, modeled after the 2009 J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie.
About 1,000 new daylilies are registered every year. It's obviously not easy to come up with names for all of them. You could have a garden growing 142 daylies with some variation of the name 'plum' or 314 with 'peach.'
After its final flight later this month, space shuttle Endeavour will move to Los Angeles, where students and space fans will get to 'actually stand next to' a real spacecraft.