Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Shining radiantly; resplendent.|
|Synonyms:||effulgent, radiant, beaming|
|Usage:||Standing by the edge of the sea, they witnessed a refulgent sunset.|
|Rossetti was a British painter, poet, and founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an association of painters who aimed to combat the shallow conventionalism of academic painting and revive the fidelity to nature and the vivid realistic color that they considered typical of Italian painting before Raphael. Although Rossetti found some financial success as a painter, his lasting reputation rests upon his poetry.|
|Henry Lee Higginson, who established the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881, believed that "concerts of a lighter kind of music" should be presented in the summer. People began to refer fondly to these summer concerts as "the Pops," a name which became official in 1900. The Boston Pops tailors its programs around American music and musicians, medleys of popular songs, and familiar movements of classical works. Outside of its official concert season at Symphony Hall, where it performs through May and June, the Pops also tours the United States.|
|There are a lot of things you can get at the top of a Google search, including the weather, flight times, and currency conversions. Now Google is adding food delivery to the roster. When you search Google for food on your phone, you'll see an option to place an order.|
1777 - 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)
1897 - 1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente, Netherlands
1937 - Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1965 - "Satisfaction" was recorded by the Rolling Stones.
1977 - "Hotel California" earned a gold record for the Eagles.
1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women.
2002 - Former U.S. President Carter arrived in Cuba for a visit with Fidel Castro. It was the first time a U.S. head of state, in or out of office, had gone to the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
If You Were Born Today, May 12
Personable, friendly, caring, and charming, you are a thoughtful person and can put yourself into almost anyone's shoes. Funny and witty, you have a true way with words and can be quite excellent at writing, promotion, advertising, and the like. You are also good at managing money and coming up with money-making ideas. You are versatile, yet stable and secure. Famous people born today: Florence Nightingale, Katharine Hepburn, Tom Snyder, Yogi Berra, Tony Hawk, Mary Kay Ash, Emilio Estevez.
A carpenter ant (Camponotussp.) worker drinking water, as found in Kibaha, Tanzania. Ants of this genus are indigenous to many forested parts of the world and build nests inside wood, chewing out galleries with their mandibles. These foragers, unlike termites, do not feed on the wood; rather, they eat parts of dead insects or substances derived from other insects.
Waterfall of the Gods
Photograph by Ed Graham, National Geographic
“Although the days are short in Iceland in February, the sun remains low on the horizon while it’s up,” writes Ed Graham. This allows six to eight hours of shooting in a beautiful golden light—if the weather cooperates. Here, the winter sun falls on Iceland’s Goðafoss, or Waterfall of the Gods, one of the largest in the country. To achieve this shot, Graham made a hazardous climb. “The bare surface of the rock was slick from refrozen mist from the falls,” he writes. “I got as close to the edge as I dared.”
Oh these were good. You've got to try this recipe. So I figured I'd just cook these puppies up and do a tiny taste test. Instead, I devoured two. They were that good.
--enough peppers to fit your crockpot. I have a 6qt oval Smart Pot, and six nestled perfectly in the stoneware
--1 lb lean ground beef
--1 cup cooked rice
--1 can flavored tomatoes (I used fire roasted, Italian would work. If you don't have flavored, add 1/2 t italian seasoning)
--1 t gluten free worcestershire sauce
--2 T ketchup
--1 t black pepper
--1/3 cup water
in a bowl, mix the ground beef and rice with all the stuff (except for the water and the peppers)
wash and clean out the peppers. Save the tops.
Stuff each pepper with a good amount of the ground beef and rice mixture
Nestle the peppers into your crock and put the little pepper tops back on.
Pour in 1/3 cup of water around the bases of the peppers
cook on low for 6-8 hours. I cooked these for exactly 8.
The peppers had an amazing roasted flavor, and the meat was cooked nicely without a hint of grease--which was a fear I had.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring
In a sheer stroke of advertising genius, Salta Beer has given three rugby players who lost teeth in action ‘Beer Tooth Implants’ – metal implants that double as bottle openers! And yeah, they actually work.
“We decided to give rugby players back the teeth they had lost in battle,” Salta Beer explained. “But we weren’t going to give them a simple tooth back, we developed a unique dental implant; a specially designed tooth to open beer.” Three rugby players were selected for the unique procedure and were featured in a commercial created in collaboration with Ogilvy Argentina.
How To Say Coffee in Russian: кофе