Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

Article of the Day: Stanislav Petrov

Article of the Day:
Stanislav Petrov

Petrov is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defense Forces. In September 1983, during a tense era in US-Soviet relations, Petrov deviated from standard Soviet protocol by correctly identifying a missile attack warning as a false alarm. His decision may have prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the US and its allies. Investigation of the satellite warning system later confirmed that the system had malfunctioned. What happened to Petrov after the incident? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a cut above the rest

Idiom of the Day:
a cut above the rest

Better in quality than most others. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: hail-fellow

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Heartily friendly and congenial.

Synonyms: comradely

Usage: Everyone in the tour group was instantly enamored by the guide and his hail-fellow demeanor.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch