Monday, February 9, 2015



Benjamin Franklin was America's first newspaper cartoonist.

When tennis was first invented in 1874, it was called sphairistike.

When volleyball was first invented in 1895, it was called mintonette.

The first animal in space was a female dog named "Laika".

The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of 5 Megabytes.

Due to precipitation, for a few weeks K2 is bigger than Mt Everest

Vietnamese currency consists only of paper money; no coins

Canada declared national beauty contests canceled as of 1992, claiming they were degrading to women

There are more Rolls Royce cars in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world

Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.

There are at least 40 known carcinogens in cigarettes.

The earliest British expeditions tackling Everest wore tweed jackets, woolen underwear, and leather boots.

The amniotic fluid that surrounds a baby in the womb is completely replaced every three hours.

The elephant is the only mammal with four knees.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people.

Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs.

Zsa Mask pattern by Nele Peeters
the idea for this pattern is from Mme Zsazsa, so the Zsa Mask is a cooperation between her and MorganMagic
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Swiss Fan Lace Scarf pattern by Katherine Fagan
Direct download of the PDF file is available here.
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Clapochet pattern by Crochet Kitten
Our crochet Clapochet is also worked on the diagonal, with chain spaces peppered throughout to create a texture similar to the original Clapotis. If variegat...
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Pretty in Pink Beret pattern by Relynn Johnson
Yardage 75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
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If you don’t own a Silhouette, this project can still be made using a paper trimmer, or a knife and ruler. I love the simplicity, and the opportunity to personalize these for your kids. You can also add levels of difficulty by adding more sticks or using a more complicated image. Don’t have access to a printer? Consider using images from a magazine or a coloring book.
DIY Craft Stick Puzzles
Raise your hand if you like the Silhouette’s print & cut feature! Kelly here with a tutorial for you today that will allow you to turn virtually any print & cut fro...
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