Friday, March 18, 2016

World Sleep Day March 18, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A place where goods are stored or deposited and from which they are distributed.
Synonyms:transshipment center
Usage:Bahrain has been an entrepot of trade between Arabia and India since the second millennium BCE.

Idiom of the Day

clout list

 — A secret list of people who, through advantageous connections and relationships with people of affluence, authority, or political influence, are given preferential consideration during an admissions or appointments process


UK Recognizes British Sign Language as Official Language (2003)

Making use of space and involving movement of the hands, body, face, and head, British Sign Language (BSL) is the preferred language of deaf people in the UK and those who communicate with them, such as relatives and interpreters. BSL has regional and local dialects, and some signs go in and out of fashion or evolve over time, just like spoken words.

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848)

In 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and the two had nine children, whose marriages, and those of their grandchildren, in turn, allied the British royal house with those of Russia, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Romania, and others. Their sixth child, Princess Louise, is regarded by biographers as the couple's most beautiful daughter. In 1871, Louise married the Marquess of Lorne and became the Duchess of Argyll.

St. Joseph's Eve

In Valencia, Spain, the feast of the foster-father of Jesus is a week-long festival called Fallas de San Jose (Bonfires of St. Joseph). On St. Joseph's Eve, March 18,fallas—huge floats of intricate scenes made of wood and papier-mâché, satirizing everything from the high cost of living to political personalities—parade through the streets. At midnight on March 19, the celebration ends with the spectacular ceremony known as the crema, when all the fallas are set on fire. The festival is said to reflect the happy and satirical nature of the Valencians.

Kids Who Eat Two Breakfasts Are Less Likely to Be Overweight than Those Who Eat None

A growing number of children are eating free breakfasts at school, but the push to provide morning meals for all children in low-income communities has long been accompanied by a concern that it might mean more kids end up eating a double breakfast, one at home and one at school, increasing their risk of obesity.
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1541 - Hernando de Soto observed the first recorded flood of the Mississippi River. 

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1673 - Lord Berkeley sold his half of New Jersey to the Quakers. 

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1813 - David Melville patented the gas streetlight. 

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1834 - The first railroad tunnel in the U.S. was completed. The work was in Pennsylvania

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1850 - Henry Wells & William Fargo founded American Express. 

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1899 - Phoebe, a moon of the planet Saturn, was discovered. 

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1909 - Einar Dessau of Denmark used a short wave transmitter to become the first person to broadcast as a "ham" operator.

1922 - Judith Kaplan (Eisenstein) became the first American Bat Mitzvah.

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1931 - Schick Inc. displayed the first electric shaver.

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1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 50 goals.

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1952 - In Philadelphia, PA, the first plastic lenses were fitted for a cataract patient

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1954 - RKO Pictures was sold for $23,489,478. It became the first motion picture studio to be owned by an individual. The person was Howard Hughes.

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1966 - Scott Paper began selling paper dresses for $1. i used to wear them sometimes!

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1970 - The NFL selected Wilson to be the official football and scoreboard as official time. 

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1989 - A 4,400-year-old mummy was discovered at the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. 


If You Were Born Today, March 18

You are an extremely intuitive person who is sometimes hard to read--and hard to reach! You seem to need more quiet time for personal reflection than most. However, when you are with others you are sociable, interested, and lively. You relate well to people from all walks of life. You have a great need for stimulation and change in your daily routines. Famous people born today: Edgar Cayce, Queen Latifah, John Updike, Vanessa Williams, Lily Collins.

Picture of the day
Mary I of England
Mary I (1516–1558) was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. She is remembered for her restoration of Roman Catholicism after the short-lived Protestant reign of her half-brother, Edward VI. During her five-year reign, she had over 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian persecutions. After her death, Mary gained the posthumous sobriquet "Bloody Mary", and Protestantism was re-established by her successor Elizabeth I.

Picture of icicles and the mountain Kirkjufell in Iceland

An Icy Peek

Photograph by Fran Llano, National Geographic 
Fran Llano sought a new way to capture Kirkjufell, Iceland’s well-known stand-alone peak. “I’ve used these icicles on the frame just trying to get something different from this famous spot,” he says. The 1,519-foot (463-meter) mountain, shown here partially illuminated by the northern lights, is located on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland.

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These cute little boxes are perfect for tiny things.  How about paper clips, jewelry, party favors, or tiny gifts?

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Ahlgrim Family Funeral Services of Palatine, Illinois, has a horror-themed miniature golf course in the basement of its funeral parlor! Submitted by Daniella Caruso, Chicago, IL. -------------------- US President Andrew Jackson had a tomahawk tattooed on his inner thigh! -------------------- There is a basketball court on the fifth floor of the United States Supreme Court building—aptly named the “Highest Court in the Land”!

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1 comment:

  1. I am so in tune with the day--just like that cat I fell over and took a nap.