Chinese goose head
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) To confuse; perplex.|
|Synonyms:||baffle, bewilder, nonplus, puzzle|
|Usage:||The game was designed to flummox its players, presenting them with a series of complex riddles.|
|On April 22, 1889, some 50,000 people lined up to grab a piece of the 2 million acres (8,000 sq km) being made available by the US government in the first land run into the Unassigned Lands, later known as the state of Oklahoma. Each settler could claim a lot of up to 160 acres (0.65 sq km). A number of participants illegally entered and hid in the area before the run officially began at noon in order to quickly claim the choicest homesteads|
|Kant was a German metaphysician who shook the foundations of Western philosophy. In his Critique of Pure Reason, Kant proposed that objective reality is known only insofar as it conforms to the essential structure of the knowing mind and that things beyond experience are unknowable. He thus concluded that the existence of God, freedom, and immortality can be neither affirmed nor denied on theoretical grounds|
|Moors and Christians fiestas are celebrated all over Spain, but the Fiesta of Alcoyis one of the most colorful. Coinciding with the feast day of St. George, it commemorates the victory of Christians over the Moorish leader al-Azraq in 1276. The fiesta begins on the morning of April 22 with the entry of the Christians; the Moors arrive in the afternoon, dressed in exotic costumes. On April 23, the relic ofSt. George is carried in procession to the parish church. On the third day, the battle is reenacted, and an apparition of St. George appears on the battlements of the castle.|
|Discovering new species in the wild is hard enough. Discovering new species in the wild that look like hugely popular pop culture figures is even harder. So one can only imagine the delight felt by Brian Kubicki when he came across a new species of glass frog in the jungles of Costa Rica that's pretty much a dead ringer for Kermit.|
1793 - Pres Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US
1823 - R J Tyers patents roller skates
1876 - The first official National League (NL) baseball game took place. Boston beat Philadelphia 6-5.
1884 - Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 yrs 9 mos)
1915 - The New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.
|Picture of the day|
A 14-frame clip showing the atmosphere of Jupiter as viewed from the NASA probe Cassini. Taken over a span of 24 Jupiter rotations between October 31 and November 9, 2000, this clip shows various patterns of motion across the planet. The Great Red Spot rotates counterclockwise, and the uneven distribution of its high haze is obvious. To the east (right) of the Red Spot, oval storms, like ball bearings, roll over and pass each other. East-west bands adjacent to each other move at different rates. Strings of small storms rotate around northern-hemisphere ovals. The large grayish-blue "hot spots" at the northern edge of the white Equatorial Zone change over time as they proceed eastward across the planet. Ovals in the north rotate counter to those in the south. Small, very bright features appear quickly and randomly in turbulent regions, possibly lightning storms. The smallest visible features at the equator are about 600 km (370 miles) across.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Photograph by Mitch Adolph, National Geographic
A red fox meanders through dunes along the New Jersey shore in this picture by Mitch Adolph. “When it got to the top of this dune, I got down on my knees to get a lower point of view and bring the cloudy sky into the background,” he writes. “As the fox looked back, I got this shot."
Richard's pipit, juveniles
knit .. prairie blanket .. 25 squares!
(look at the area "more from"rom")
Striated pardalote with nesting material
CATALINA Chicken Breasts
I read a lot of blogs. An awful lot. One good thing about my job (other than reading a lot of blogs) is that I read food blogs and am inspired daily to try new recipes, and also to recreate them in my crockpot.
--4-5 frozen boneless skinless chicken thighs
--1/4 cup dijon mustard
--1/4 cup honey
--1 T gluten free soy sauce
--2 minced garlic cloves
--3 T margarita mix
--mix your sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl
--plop the frozen chicken in the bottom of your crockpot
--cover with the sauce
--cook on low for 7-9 hours or on high for 4-5. If your chicken is fresh, check it after 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
This was delicious! The kids enjoyed it a lot, Adam and I each had seconds, and we didn't have any leftovers.
I think what I liked the most about this dish is that I wouldn't have come up with this flavor combination on my own---but it so totally works and tastes amazing.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU BREAK A 23-INCH NAIL
The answer is to laugh it off, which is just what Ayanna Williams did when on a tour to promote her book.
The day started normally enough as it can for a woman with 23-inch-long fingernails. She was doing interviews and posing for photos when one of her precious nails broke off!
How precious are her nails? She refers to them as her “pearls, her jewels, her girls.”
When the reporter asked if it hurt when she broke her nail, Ayanna replied “It hurts my feelings. That’s it! ”
'where's the bathroom?' in Swedish - Var är toaletten?
Eastern rosella, female
Welcome swallow, adult