World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading. Drama, visual arts and character visit workshops have been carefully developed to promote a lifelong love of reading.
How I imagine a vacation in Australia
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Squid prepared as food.|
|Usage:||Lisa ordered calamari at the Italian restaurant.|
Idiom of the Day
To display an angry, violent, and/or threatening reaction to or against something or someone, as does a dog or wolf when threatened.
|Tata was an Indian entrepreneur and pioneer industrialist known as "the father of Indian industry." He began his career at his father's trading firm but formed his own company in 1868 and had early success in the textile industry, buying, selling, and setting up cotton mills. He went on to establish the Tata Group of companies, which now has interests in steel, automobiles, information technology, energy, tea, and hotels.|
|Imagine that you're in an unfamiliar building, participating in a research experiment. A robot escorts you from room to room to complete a survey about robots and then read an unrelated magazine article.|
1885 - The American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) was incorporated in New York as a subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company.
1894 - The "Atlantis" was first published. It was the first Greek newspaper in America.
1906 - A Frenchman tried the first flight in an airplane with tires.
1915 - The motion picture "Birth of a Nation" debuted in New York City.
1923 - The first issue of Time magazine was published.
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."
1959 - The San Francisco Giants had their new stadium officially named Candlestick Park.
1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones began their attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon non-stop. They succeeded on March 20, 1999.
If You Were Born Today, March 3
You can work tirelessly toward a goal as long as you are inspired. Your faith in your ability to succeed is remarkable. However, because of your many talents and interests, it can be hard for you to choose any one path, especially in your youth. It can take time to come into your own when it comes to career and focus. You are amusing, versatile, and intriguing, with a delightful way with words and a wonderful sense of humor. Famous people born today: Jessica Biel, Alexander Graham Bell, Jean Harlow, Matthew Marsden, Julie Bowen.
Photograph by Joel Sartore
This portrait of a pair of purple glossy starlings (Lamprotornis purpureus) at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri was taken for the Photo Ark project by photographer Joel Sartore. Photo Ark is a multi-year National Geographic project with a simple goal—to create portraits of the world’s captive species before they disappear, and to inspire people everywhere to care. The photo collection currently comprises images of more than 5,000 species, but Sartore aims to document the 12,000 captive species worldwide.
Viking Boat Jacket
thanks, susan, west coast correspondent
A Blonde in First Class
A plane is on its way to New York when a blonde woman in economy class gets up and moves into an open seat in the first class section.
The flight attendant watches her do this, and politely informs the woman that she must sit in economy class because that’s the type of ticket she paid for.
The blonde replies, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m going to New York and I’m staying right here.”
After repeated attempts and no success at convincing the woman to move, the flight attendant goes into the cockpit and informs the pilot and co-pilot that there’s a blonde bimbo sitting in first class who refuses to go back to her proper seat. The co-pilot goes back to the woman and explains why she needs to move, but once again the woman replies by saying, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m going to New York and I’m staying right here.”
The co-pilot returns to the cockpit and suggests that perhaps they should have the arrival gate call the police and have the woman arrested when they land. The pilot says, “You say she’s blonde? I’ll handle this. I’m married to a blonde. I speak blonde.” He goes back to the woman and whispers quietly in her ear, and she says, “Oh, I’m sorry,” then quickly moves back to her seat in economy class.
The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and ask him what he said to get her to move back to economy without causing any fuss.
“I told her first class isn’t going to New York.”
Rita as Gilda in that gorgeous gown. “Amado Mia” is the song she sings.
Classic Cuban Ropa Vieja
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... EASTER
Victor Moore, Fred Astaire, George TIME.
Mae DONE HIM WRONG.
"what is your name?" in Batak (Indonesia) [given name] - Ise goar mu?
removing price ticket residue quickly and easily
Ever buy something on impulse (yes impulse is my middle name) just because you love it. Then when you get the item home and try peeling off the price ticket do you find that it just leaves a sticky residue? I don't know why they use stickers like that but there is nothing worse than that sticky, gummy gooey mess left behind. You try washing (if it's something that is washable) and nail polish remover and find that the stickiness simply spreads!
Since you love it--banish that thought of returning it. You can get that sticky mess off very easily.
Go to your pantry and get a jar of peanut butter. Yes I said peanut butter. Rub a glob of peanut butter over the sticky residue and wipe off with a paper towel. You may have to repeat this once more but the sticky mess will disappear like magic!
So the next time you are faced with one of those fiendish stubborn price tickets get out the Jiff, and the problem is solved--in a Jiff.
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