Thursday, July 13, 2017

French Fries Day July 13, 20017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate French Fries Day
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Whether you call them ‘French Fries’, ‘Chips’, Finger Chips, or French-Fried Potatoes, this delicious treat is loved around the world, and French Fries Day celebrates them. Not to be confused with the American ‘Chips’, which are thinly sliced pieces of potato fried until crisp, French Fries are the delicious result of ‘batons’ of potato cut to various thicknesses and then fried in oil.The outside of this staple companion food to hamburgers and other grease-ball favorites generally have a golden texture, varying from soft to crispy, and most often served with little more than a dusting of salt.
French Fries are one of many foods whose name is most misleading, as the origins of this fat fried food seem to be in Belgium. The story of their creation can be found in a family manuscript dated 1781, which reveals that potatoes were originally cut into the shape of fish and served in lieu of the fish normally caught in a series of small villages in Belgium. It seems the river had frozen over and the fish they normally caught and fried were unable to be caught.
Why they’re called French is often attributed to troops coming over during World War I who got their hands on Belgian Fries.The official language of the Belgian army at that time was French, and as a result the men thought they were in France rather than Belgium. Interestingly, in that region of the world, they are still called “Flemish Fries” to further complicate matters. Now these treats are loved the world round, even becoming the ‘national snack’ of the Netherlands.
With the popularity of French Fry, it’s not surprising that the world has come up with as many different varieties of this delicious food as you could imagine. So one of the best ways to celebrate French Fries Day is to host a party dedicated to celebrating the international menu the fried potato has created.The simplest variation is simply to put chopped raw onions in some ketchup, and eat them up like they do in the Netherlands. For the more adventurous, try some of the varieties below!
CANADIAN POUTINE
This recipe is a classic way to have French Fries, originating in Canada.This dish is incredibly decadent, combining the crispy soft texture of the French Fries with a rich beef gravy, and topped with cheese curds.
AMERICAN BACON CHEESEBURGER CLASSIC
There is little Americans love more than to add cheese and bacon to just about anything. French fries are no exception, there is little that is as well-loved as a rich, greasy accompaniment to any meal.To make this classic you start with a basic of fries, and layer on bacon, chopped onions, cheese, and ground hamburger before tossing them in the oven just long enough for everything to get melt-y. Then grab a handful and dig in!
GREEK FRENCH FRIES
The Mediterranean rarely fail at making an already delicious food rich and full of the smells of home. If you love the classic Greek flavors of parmigiano-reggiano or romano cheese, garlic, and oregano, then these fries are going to leave you smiling. The key ingredients here are Extra Virgin Olive Oil to fry them in, after which you toss them in garlic salt, Greek Oregano, and your choice of cheese such as those mentioned ahead. To get the full impact you’re going to want to stick to the white crumbly cheese of the region, the truly adventurous might use Mazithra cheese.
These are a few dishes that can help enhance French Fries Day, and really bring out the amazing versatility of this centuries old treat. So get out your deep fryer, chop up some potatoes, and celebrate French Fries Day by eating yourself into a starch filled stupor!
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Word of the Day

centromere 


Definition:(noun) The most condensed and constricted region of a chromosome, to which the spindle fiber is attached during mitosis.
Synonyms:kinetochore
Usage:Down syndrome, a congenital disorder caused by the presence of an extra twenty-first chromosome, can result from aberrant functioning of the centromere.
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Idiom of the Day

jack it in

 — To quit or abandon something, especially an endeavor or enterprise. Can also be worded as "jack in something." Primarily heard in UK.

Beautiful view from the lighthouse. Lengkuas island, Indonesia
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History

Live Aid (1985)

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Live Aid was a multi-venue rock concert held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia that raised about $280 million for famine relief in Africa. The event was organized by musician Bob Geldof, who founded the supergroup Band Aid in 1984 to raise money for the same cause. About 170,000 attended the Live Aid shows, and more than 1.5 billion viewers around the world watched them on TV. Performers included David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Queen and more.

Harrison Ford (1942)

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Ford is an American actor who had minor roles on screen and TV before achieving stardom in George Lucas's 1977 hit movie Star Wars. He then took on the role of Indiana Jones and graduated to dramatic films like Blade RunnerWitness, and The Fugitive. His rugged good looks and wry charm made him one of the most popular actors of his day. A noted conservationist, Ford has had a species of spider and a species of ant named for him. 

Tribute of the Three Cows

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This event takes place on the Pierre St. Martin, in the Pyrenées Mountains between Spain and France, on July 13 every year. Representatives of the French valley of Barétous and those of the Spanish valley of Roncal meet at the summit at 10 o'clock in the morning and pile their hands on top of each other's in a show of friendship. Then the French hand over three cows, which must be healthy two-year-olds. This tribute was imposed by treaty in 1375, when the two valleys were at war with each other, and the Roncal cowmen emerged as the victors. 

Brain Games Don't Work

Last year started on a $2 million sour note for brain-training game company Lumosity. That’s the amount the company, which advertised itself via assertions its products could improve memory, focus, even reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s, agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission over charges that these claims were unsubstantiated.
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1585 - A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached Roanoke Island, NC. 

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1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. 

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1836 - John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous patents were not numbered. 

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1896 - Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty became the second major league player to hit four home runs in a single game. 

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1939 - Frank Sinatra made his recording debut with the Harry James band with the songs "Melancholy Mood" and "From the Bottom of My Heart." 

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1982 - The All-Star Game was played outside the United States for the first time. They played in Montreal, Canada. 

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1984 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis was injured in a car accident and was left comatose. He came out of the coma in June of 2003. 

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1998 - "Image of an Assassination" went on sale. The video documentary is of Abraham Zapruder's home video of U.S. President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. 

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DAILY SQU-EEK






If You Were Born Today, July 13
You are attractive, steady, and a little intimidating. Many of you are likable from a distance and difficult to get to know, but very friendly once others know you. Your sense of humor is quirky – you have a strong sense of the ridiculous or absurd. You always have a good argument and often a great comeback. You are ambitious and motivated, and you have a feel for the right path towards success. You might often be attracted to people you can’t have in love, but you do seek out long-term partnership. Famous people born today: Patrick Stewart, Harrison Ford, Cameron Crowe, Ashley Scott, Cheech Marin, Fran Kranz.
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READERS INFO
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Calgary Stampede 2017

Jul 7-16, 2017 | Calgary, AB

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White hats, big belt buckles and bull-riding sound like a scene from the Wild West, but every July the Calgary Stampede takes over the city with the world’s largest rodeo. A celebration of the western way of life, the Stampede puts together 10 days of parades, musical performances, rodeo events, food and more for what they call The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

further information: Calgary Stampede | Alberta Canada

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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2017

Jul 7-16, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA

Schenley Park|1 Overlook Dr

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a unique festival that takes place at Schenley Park.

further information: 
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Harley-Davidson of Erie BikeFest 2017

Jul 8-16, 2017 | Erie, PA

Erie Sports Commission
Harley-Davidson of Erie BikeFest is a unique festival that takes place at Multiple Locations in Erie.

further information: 
Harley-Davidson of Erie BikeFest

Creating the Palm Islands in Dubai
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Kodiak bear
The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi) is a subspecies of brown bear that inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in southwest Alaska. One of the largest bears alive today, it commonly reaches sizes of 300 to 600 kg (660 to 1,300 lb). Its diet, lifestyle, and physiology are similar to other brown bear subspecies, such as the mainland grizzly and the now-extinct California grizzly bear.

Fearless in the Flames
When farmers in West Bengal finish their harvest of wheat or rice, they often burn the straw and stubble that’s left behind. It’s a quick–if destructive and banned—way to clear the field and return some of the crop’s nutrients to the soil in preparation for the next season’s planting. The practice is also a boon to local birds. As insects flee the flames, birds like these black drongos (Dicrurus macrocercus) swoop in to take advantage of the bounty.

Earth, Jupiter, and Venus seen from Mars
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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Morning in Tuscany
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RECIPES
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Buddhist monks, lantern lighting ceremony
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CROCKPOT RECIPES
All-Day Apple Butter

Coastal village of Manarola, Italy
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SWEETS
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Strawberry Pretzel Dip takes the popular salad recipe and turns it into a fun party snack!

Unreal photo of Dubai
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ADULT COLORING


Russian dolls 13From the gallery : Russian Dolls

Crazy supercell thunderstorm clouds
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CRAFTS
The Easiest No Sew Headband

Stunning. Lake Louise in Canada
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
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Reflections
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PUZZLE
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Bee Papaver Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


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field
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lace
lips

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wealth
weary
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Beautiful Burma
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Wildfire
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QUOTE
What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent. - Sammy Davis, Jr.

Stress free
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On her 12th birthday, Shirley Temple learned that she was actually 13! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH.-------------------- Colorado's high-altitude Hardrock 100 Run on average takes 41 hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds to complete - some participants see the Sun set twice before finishing the race!--------------------- The word "Quarantine" derives from the Italian "Quaranta Giorni," meaning "40 days." Ships thought to be overrun with plague were required to anchor outside Venice for 40 days before coming ashore.

The beauty of Guilin, China
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CLEVER
for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

Waterfalls at Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia
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EYE OPENER
The Most Jaw Dropping Photos

1. Soviet soldiers stand dumbfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.
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Majdanek Concentration Camp was a facility run outside Lublin, in Poland, during the German occupation. It was captured in 1944 by Soviets, who are shown here confronted with the evidence of what was happening within the camp.

2. A burial at sea on board the USS Lexington in 1944

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The USS Lexington, also referred to as “The Blue Ghost,” was built during World War II. Much of the action the ship saw was in the Pacific theater of the war, and burials at sea were not uncommon for fallen comrades.

3. Future presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush with Governor George Wallace at a BBQ in 1983.

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Taken at an event, this photograph shows President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton together long before either of them became president. At the time, Bush was Vice President to President Ronald Reagan, and Clinton was Governor of Arkansas.

4. Underwater detonation of 15 kiloton nuclear weapon

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Known as the Baker Test, this detonation occurred in 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. It took place in Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, and was a test of the same type of bomb used on Nagasaki. The detonation occurred ninety feet underwater in the midst of a fleet of decommissioned vessels in order to simulate the effects of nuclear weapons in naval scenarios.

5. Lucky British soldier shows off his damaged helmet, 1917

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Helmets during this time period were mostly to protect from shrapnel, and this soldier is demonstrating how his helmet did just that! His head is bandaged from the wound, but his helmet still saved his life.

6. Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in WWI, 1916

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Mules were vulnerable to poison gas during WWI, just like humans, so they were equipped with gas masks over their muzzles. These gas masks helped prevent poison gas inhalation, keeping the animals safe during war.

7. Spectators standing upon tables to get a glimpse of the Versailles Treaty being signed, France, 1919
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In this photo, spectators watch as the Versailles Treaty is signed. The Versailles Treaty put the full responsibility of the war on Germany’s shoulders, which ultimately led to Hitler’s rise to power.

8. Gadget, the first atomic bomb

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The very first atomic device was nicknamed The Gadget. It was named that because it wasn’t a deployable weapon. Words like “bomb” were avoided during the project in order to lessen the risk of espionage. The design was similar to that of Fat Man, the bomb used on Nagasaki.

9. A US soldier offers his hand to a woman leaving a cave where she had hidden with her child during the battle between Japanese and U.S. fighters

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During WWII, the Japanese told their citizens that Americans would rape and murder them if they were captured. They also told their citizens that in order to become a United States Marine, soldiers had to murder their own parents. Most Japanese citizens were too terrified to accept aid from Americans. This photo is of a US soldier offering help to a woman and her child who had hidden in a cave.


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