Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) An inert substance used to dilute.|
|Usage:||The artist thinned the paint to a pale yellow using a diluent and a bit of white.|
|Halliburton was an American adventurer and pioneer of adventure journalism. He liked to recreate historical and legendary feats in his travels, such as Hannibal's passage over the Alps on an elephant and Odysseus's journey around the Mediterranean, and made his living writing and lecturing about his experiences. He is, however, perhaps best known for having swum the length of the Panama Canal. He disappeared while attempting to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, from Hong Kong.|
|The Fiesta of Quiapo District is the largest festival in Manila, Philippines. It is held each year in honor of the Quiapo District's patron saint, the Black Nazarene, a life-sized statue of Jesus carved from blackwood, whose shrine is located in Quiapo's baroque church. The traditional nine-day fiesta features nightly cultural events, band concerts, and fireworks. On the last day of the festival, January 9, there is a procession of barefoot men pulling a carriage that holds the 200-year-old statue on the way to Calvary.|
|Coaches at Harrisonville High School, in Missouri, still have the tape of Michael Keck's first football game.|
1894 - The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company put the first battery-operated switchboard into operation in Lexington, MA.
1929 - The Seeing Eye was incorporated in Nashville, TN. The company's purpose was to train dogs to guide the blind.
1937 - The first issue of "Look" went on sale. Within a month, "Look" became a biweekly magazine.
1951 - The United Nations headquarters officially opened in New York City.
1984 - Clara Peller was first seen by TV viewers in the "Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's.
2003 - Archaeologists announced that they had found five more chambers in the tomb of Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor. The rooms were believed to cover about 750,000 square feet.
2006 - Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a dual ceremony. (that's mel brooks in the middle .. my favorite comedian!)
If You Were Born Today, January 9
Although you can be impatient when things are not turning out according to plan, you are very patient with people overall. Forever curious about how others "tick", you are a natural psychologist and extremely observant. At times, you are restless, and certainly thrive on change more than the typical Capricorn. You are extremely committed to what you do, however, and you can most certainly be counted on. You are able to look at the big picture, which is very comforting to others. Famous people born today: Simone de Beauvoir, Richard M. Nixon, Dave Matthews, Bob Denver, Joan Baez, Jimmy Page, Joey Lauren Adams.
Here Comes the Sun
Photograph by Hiroki Inoue, National Geographic
After days of cold, late autumn rain, the sun appears in Shiretoko National Park in Hokkaido, Japan. “He [seemed] to have eaten no mouse for several days,” writes Hiroki Inoue of this fox, captured as it lifted its head to the rays.
Free Knitting Pattern: Short Row Afghan
thanks to patty, who made this pattern a few years ago, we now see the front!
Fox Scoodie with Pockets
Fox Scoodie with Pockets
crochet, child s, m, l
Clothes Hanger Jewellery Storage
Add a few eyelet screws to a wooden coat hanger and voila: instant jewellery organization.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring
Middle Island, a picturesque outcrop located off the coast of southern Victoria in Australia, is home to a colony of the world’s smallest penguins. Originally known as fairy penguins, these adorable little birds are no taller than a foot and weigh only about 1kg. There used to be hundreds of them at one point, but their population dwindled as they were hunted by foxes. That is, until a chicken farmer came up with an ingenious solution to use dogs as bodyguards for the penguins.
The problem was first noticed in the year 2000, when the sea’s natural current led to increased sand-build up, encouraging a growth in the fox population. The island is uninhabited by humans, and separated from the mainland by a 30-meter stretch of water. So at low tide, it’s easy for the foxes to cross from the mainland and reach the island, and hunt the adorable penguins.
Soon, the fairy penguin population started dwindling to the point where they were in danger of being completely wiped out “We went from a point where we had about 800 penguins down to where we could only find four,” said Peter Abbott from the Penguin Preservation Project. “In our biggest bird kill, we found 360 birds killed over about two nights. Foxes are thrill killers. They’ll kill anything they can find. The colony really was on its last legs and just one more fox attack would’ve finished it off.”
"what is your name?" in Adyghe (Middle East) - Sid ptsa?
using self adhesive utility hooks (upside down) .. brilliant
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