Tuesday, February 10, 2015

JAN 1, 2015

Celebrate Polar Bear Swim Day

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Freekibble.com was launched in 2008, as the vision of then 11 year-old, Mimi Ausland. Mimi wanted to feed the hungry dogs and cats at her local shelter. Today, the Freekibble Network reaches over 500,000 passionate pet-lovers. This loyal community has helped us feed over 12 million meals to homeless dogs and cats in shelters, rescues and food-banks across the country.

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Strip down to your bathing suit, take a few steps over the snow and ice covering the ground, and hurl your body into ice-cold water. Sound like fun? Well, there are plenty of people who think it does, and these people get together to to this every year! Sometimes it’s for charity and sometimes it’s just for a challenge, but either way, thousands of people worldwide take to the icy winter waters every year. These swims are understandably called “Polar Bear Swims”, and they usually take place in the sea.
Polar Bear Swims have been practiced for well over a hundred years in different countries. Thousands of people take part in the New Year’s dive each and every year. New Year’s Day is thought to be the best day for this kind of swim, because as many participants have noted, after you’ve done that, no challenge the New Year could bring could possible phase you. 
So find out where the nearest Polar Bear Swim Day will be organized, and sign up. Although The Polar Bear Swim is also not right for everyone, as it triggers many intense bodily reactions— if you have any heart condition or have the tendency to panic, you may be better off standing on the shore in your nice warm coat, hat and scarf, taking pictures and laughing at the people running right back out of the water as quickly as they ran into it. Either way, you will be able to be part of the fun!

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Word of the Day

The creation or beginning of something; the establishment.

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0404 - The last gladiator competition was held in Rome.

1622 - The Papal Chancery adopted January 1st as the beginning of the New Year (instead of March 25th). 

1739Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, the most remote island in the world, was discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.

1801 - Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi became the first person to discover an asteroid. He named it Ceres.

1818Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel by Mary Shelley, was first published in London.

1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that all slaves in the rebel states were free.

1898 - Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island were consolidated into New York City.

1909 - The first payments of old-age pensions were made in Britain. People over 70 received five shillings a week. 

1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued a declaration called the "United Nations." It was signed by 26 countries that vowed to create an international postwar World War II peacekeeping organization.

1968 - Evel Knievel, stunt performing daredevil, lost control of his motorcycle midway through a jump of 141 feet over the ornamental fountains in front of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. 

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People walk at a snowy stairs of the armisch-Partenkirchen hill ahead the qualification jump of the second session of the Four-Hills Ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
People walk at a snowy stairs of the armisch-Partenkirchen hill ahead of the qualification jump of the second session of the Four-Hills Ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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Construction Site Cowl pattern by lost stitches
Due to the complicated and in my humble opinion silly new European tax regulations this pattern will be free until further notice. Have fun!
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Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn, approximately 90 yards US Size 8 / 5mm double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge Stitch Markers Waste Ya...
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"Cuddle me" pattern by maanel
A cosy baby blanket with little cables and easy lace pattern. The size is easily adjustable : add or omit pattern repeat(s).
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After finishing the Helix Mitts, I played bit further with the idea … and came up with mitts formed of two knitted strips winding up the hands … both strips a...
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Bee Girl Amigurumi pattern by Serah Basnet
Gauge not important as long as you use yarn with the same weight for all the doll parts.
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Crocheted Wedding Bouquet pattern by Maize Hutton
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Lego block scarf pattern by Samantha Marsalla
This pattern is for a toddler size lego brick scarf. It is about 2 inches wide and can be made to any size length desired.
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Good and Evil Granny pattern by Danielle Day-Hines
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Cabled Owl Washcloth pattern by Deja Jetmir
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Oven Baked Onion Rings I Fitness Food Diva
OVEN BAKED ONION RINGS. BAKED NOT FRIED, these amazing Onion Rings won't bring tears to your eyes, but will make your mouth water with pure delight
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'hello' in Ethiopian/ Amharic Tena Yistilign
Zigzag Wheelies  (motion Illusion)  Zigzag-patterned wheels turn in opposite directions in an abstract illustration of the illusory motion variety.  You won't believe your eyes!   optical illusion,illusion,abstract,wall art,decor,op art,green,blue,wheels,rotating, art

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"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry.  Haiku poems consist of 3 lines.  The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables.  The lines rarely rhyme.

The crow has flown away:
swaying in the evening sun,
a leafless tree. 
ground squirrel
balancing its tomato
on the garden fence

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Autumn moonlight—
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.
Lightning flash—
what I thought were faces
are plumes of pampas grass.
A summer river being crossed
how pleasing
with sandals in my hands!
roads draped in ice
the winter she slipped
I hear crackling
Crunch, of today’s new found day
And know it won’t last
Light of the moon
Moves west, flowers' shadows
Creep eastward.
In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems far away.
It’s cold—and I wait
For someone to shelter me
And take me from here.

O snail
Climb Mount Fuji,
But slowly, slowly!
Everything I touch
with tenderness, alas,
pricks like a bramble.
Falling to the ground,
I watch a leaf settle down
In a bed of brown.
Frozen, is the night,
water lay beneath ice,
cold snowy night.

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