Monday, February 9, 2015

DEC 14, 2014

A major unifying attribute of the world is music. It brings together people from diverse cultural backgrounds which as a result enhance peace and social cohesion. The World Choral Day, launched in 1990 at Helsinki by Alberto Grau, provides a great platform for music enthusiasts to participate and interact with numerous activities that take place such as seminars, festivals, workshops and concerts. 

Word of the Day


Definition:(verb) To disparage; belittle.
Usage:He helped you a great deal on this project, so don't take all the credit and denigrate his influence.


The World's Longest Escalators

The escalator has come a long way since being patented in 1859. Hong Kong's Central-Mid-Levels escalator system is one of the world's most impressive, stretching about 2,600 feet (790 m). Colombia boasts a 1,260-foot (384-m) set of escalators that transformed a 35-minute foot climb into a six-minute ride. The longest single-span escalator in the Western Hemisphere can be found in the Wheaton Metro station in Washington, DC.

Max Planck's Quantum Theory Is Born (1900)

Considered the inventor of quantum theory, Max Planck shocked the science world by showing that atoms emit or absorb energy in bundles, or quanta, not in a continuous stream as taught by Newtonian physics. This insight, along with subsequent developments by Einstein, Bohr, and others, established the revolutionary quantum theory of modern physics and earned Planck the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics

557A large earthquake severely damaged the city of Constantinople.

1799 - The first president of the United StatesGeorge Washington, died at the age 67

1911 - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole.

1946 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to establish the United Nation's headquarters in New York City. 

1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.

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1999 - Charles M. Schulz announced he was retiring the "Peanuts" comic strip. The last original "Peanuts" comic strip was published on February 13, 2000.

The Geminid meteor shower put on a stunning display over the Isle of Wight

Maplewood pattern by Rebecca Blair
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Popcorn pattern by Kylie Brown
When life gives you drama - make popcorn!
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A young woman brings home her fiance to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young man. The father invites the fiancee to his study for a drink.
"So what are your plans?" the father asks the young man.
"I am a Torah scholar." he replies.
"A Torah scholar. Hmmm," the father says. "admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she's accustomed to?"
"I will study," the young man replies, "and God will provide for us."
"And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?" asks the father.
"I will concentrate on my studies," the young man replies, "God will provide for us."
"And children?" asks the father. "How will you support children?"
"Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replies the fiance.
The conversation proceeds like this, and each time the father questions, the young idealist insists that God will provide.
Later, the mother asks, "How did it go, Honey?"
The father answers, "He has no job and no plans, but the good news is, he thinks I'm God."

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orso natale pattern by Annalisa Dione
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'hello' in Arabic: Al salaam a'alaykum
Fractured Flower : An optical illusion of the illusory motion variety.   abstract, motion,illusion,optical illusion,blue,yellow,orange, anomalous motion, flower

Nobel Prizes

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

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