Idiom of the Day
life of the party
a person who is lively and helps make a party fun and exciting
My friend is the life of the party and everybody loves to see her.
Top American Roadside Attractions
San Francisco, Schmam Francisco. If youre looking for steep and winding roads (and the bicycle ride of your life), head to Snake Alley. Ripleys Believe It or Not, noting the roads sharp turns and slope, dubbed Snake Alley The Crookedest Street In The World, ahead of San Franciscos famed Lombard Street. The alley developed in 1894 by German immigrants has a total of five half curves and two quarter curves spanning a 275 foot distance. Ironically, the street was intended to provide a more direct link between businesses and shops, according to the roads website. However, Snake Alley, once considered a triumph in practical engineering, proved to be impractical for horse carriages. The town abandoned plans for more roads with the same design, making Snake Alley one of a kind (at least in Burlington).