Gender

3/16/16 If someone says that one in 1,000 babies are born with something other than standard gender characteristics, they might be right (or the number might be higher because of under-reporting and definition agreement).

I knew it happened, but thought it was extremely rare.

Sources:
http://www.isna.org/faq/frequency

http://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/index1.html

Catholic

3/13/16 The word catholic (not Catholic) can be used to describe someone who’s taste are diverse, broad-based, liberal, eclectic, and a few more synonyms.

I expect I’ve heard catholic used this way before, but haven’t seen it in print so it didn’t stand-out. Today I looked it up after reading the obituary of Michael White, and now I know.

Michael White, a Scottish-born theater and movie producer whose catholic but often risqué taste and devil-may-care attitude helped bring to life “The Rocky Horror Show,” “Oh! Calcutta!” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” died on Monday. He was 80.