Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.|
|Usage:||She was a tireless prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet.|
Idiom of the Day
internet slang Either used as an adjective to describe something as being excellent, great, or exceptionally interesting, or used as an exclamation in affirmation of the same
|Chopin was a Polish composer and one of the great masters of Romantic music. He published his first composition at age seven and began performing at eight. He moved to Paris when he was 21 and became a celebrity with his first concert the following year. Among the most significant composers in the history of the piano, Chopin's innovations in fingering, use of the pedals, and general treatment of the keyboard were highly influential.|
|In Engadine, located in the Inn River valley of eastern Switzerland, the arrival of spring is celebrated with the ringing of bells. Young people put on herdsmen's costumes with wide leather belts from which they hang as many cowbells as they can collect. Smaller bells hang from their necks or are strapped across their chests. They go from house to house, clanging their bells to scare off winter and serenading people with traditional spring songs; often, they are rewarded with cakes, apples, or eggs. An evening feast is made out of the food. Afterward, there are games and dancing.|
|Scientists have produced rudimentary mouse sperm from stem cells in the laboratory, a step that may lead to a treatment for infertile men|
1692 - In Salem Village, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Salem witch trials began. Four women were the first to be charged.
1784 - In Great Britain, E. Kidner opened the first cooking school.
1869 - Postage stamps with scenes were issued for the first time.
1872 - The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National Park. It was the world's first national park.
1873 - E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY, began the manufacturing the first practical typewriter.
1912 - Captain Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
1937 - In Connecticut, the first permanent automobile license plates were issued.
1941 - FM Radio began in Nashville, TN, when station W47NV began operations.
1961 - The Peace Corps was established by U.S. President Kennedy.
1991 - Yahoo was incorporated.
If You Were Born Today, March 1
Although you are self-reliant and for the most part independent, you are also a true giver, with loads of compassion for others. You have a vision and you go after it. Truly inspired, you have an innate understanding that change is necessary in order to grow and move forward. You can be very persuasive when you want to be. While you can be moody and sensitive, you are also very good at picking yourself up from a fall, dusting yourself off, and changing plans if need be. Famous people born today: Harry Belafonte, Roger Daltrey, Warren Beatty, Ron Howard, Alan Thicke, Frederic Chopin, Jensen Ackles, Justin Bieber, Jack Davenport.
A Daytime Retreat
Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak
Aldabra giant tortoises escape searing daytime heat by taking refuge in caves within the rugged coral rock of the island of Grande Terre, Seychelles. It’s a slow, cumbersome commute between the caves and the tortoises’ grazing areas.
this is my last knit project, made for my sister in law, terry, born on st. pat's day
CRAFTS ... EASTER
CHILDREN'S CORNER ...
"what is your name?" in Bashkir (Russia) - Khezzenj isemegez nisek?
This beautiful rug looks so soft and squishy.
Paper Cut Art