Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Feeding on plants, including shrubs and trees.|
|Usage:||The dot moth is phytophagous, feeding on a wide variety of plants.|
|Considered one of the greatest English poets, Keats worked as a surgeon's apprentice before devoting himself entirely to poetry at age 21. During a few intense months in 1819, he produced many of his greatest works, including "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode to a Nightingale," and "To Autumn." His Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems is perhaps the greatest single volume of poetry published in England in the 19th century. Tragically, Keats died at just 25.|
|Guavaween is a parade and block party with a Latin flavor in Ybor City, a two-square-mile area in Tampa, Florida. The "guava" stands for the tropical American fruit, while the "ween" alludes to the festival's resemblance to Halloween, also observed around this time of year. The parade, with 20 to 50 bands, is led by a woman portraying the mythical "Mama Guava" doing the "Mama Guava Stumble." Many paraders wear costumes lampooning national figures. After the early evening parade, there is partying until the wee hours.|
|Batmans, Darth Vaders, Disney princesses ... Halloween is the perfect chance for kids to step into the shoes of their favorite characters. But the candy-crazy holiday isn't storybook perfect for every child, especially those with health challenges such as food allergies, diabetes, and autism.|
1541 - Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
1860 - Juliette Low, the founder off the Girl Scouts, was born.
1941 - Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.
1956 - Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first person to set foot on the South Pole.
2011 - The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
If You Were Born Today, October 31
You are a dependable person who can also be spontaneous and unique while steady and reliable overall. Some people might call you hard-headed! You can stick to something (or someone) longer than most people, and your ability to read between the lines is outstanding. People generally admire your conviction and your wit, and you inspire trust in others due to your "no-nonsense" approach to life. Family oriented and committed, you are also typically quite organized. Famous people born today: Jane Pauley, Deidre Hall, Dan Rather, Xavier Roberts, John Candy, Michael Landon, Rob Schneider, Chris Tucker, Piper Perabo, Willow Smith.
A Good Light
Photograph by Bjorn Persson
Both a young Himba woman and the Namibian landscape are bathed in golden light. Her expression seems to be one of contentment—at least in this moment—inspired by the sight of her homeland awash in the sun’s glow.
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Family Halloween Costumes That’ll Convince You To Have Kids
1. The cast of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
2. Wonder Woman and Batgirl
3. Ariel and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid
4. A delicious piece of sushi
5. Alan and baby Carlos from The Hangover
6. Cinderella, Gus Gus, and Jaq from Cinderella
7. A Police Box and The Doctor from Doctor Who
8. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
9. Ash and Pikachu from Pokémon
10. Some ~hardworking~ construction workers
11. The cast of Toy Story
12. Lilo and Stitch
13. Harley Quinn and The Joker(s)
14. Glinda the Good Witch, the tornado, and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
15. R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars
16. Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation
17. Wilma, Pebbles, and Fred from The Flintstones
18. Angry Birds
19. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman fromMythBusters
thanks, susan b.
corn maze for blondes?