Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blueberry Pic Day April 28, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Blueberry Pic Day

What could be more enjoyable than a slice of, delicious, Blueberry pie? Blueberries, or star berries as the Native Americans called them, are one of nature’s super foods. The humble blueberry is one of few blue foods, found in nature, and it is native to the Americas. The chemicals found in blueberries may contribute to fighting diseases and preventing against certain cancers. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, it’s only fitting that we should have a special day, in the form of Blueberry Pie Day, to celebrate them.
Americans have been enjoying blueberry pies for years and there is no shortage of scrumptious recipes on the internet. Why not have your own blueberry pie celebration by making a pie, or eating blueberry themed dishes? As well as using traditional blueberry pie recipes, why not experiment with some new ones? Adding ricotta cheese to the filling, will add a creamy twist to the pie or adding black pepper, combined with warm spices, will give your pie a real kick!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A painful sore with a hard pus-filled core.
Usage:His doctor referred him to a dermatologist who would examine the furuncle on his leg.

Idiom of the Day

Doctors make the worst patients.

 — It is difficult to give people help or advice on something in which they are professionals, because they often feel as though they already know better than anyone else how to handle the situation or perform a given task


James Monroe (1758)

Monroe was the fifth president of the US. After serving in the American Revolution, he was elected to the Senate, where he opposed the administration of George Washington. He nevertheless became Washington's minister to France and later helped to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase. With Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, he developed the principles of US foreign policy later called the Monroe Doctrine.

Freedom of Entry Ceremony

Inaugurated in 2007, this ceremony honors the Royal Malaysian Navy with a series of traditional rituals that date back to medieval times. It takes place in the Malaysian seaport town of Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo. Along with the public symbolic gestures that confer the navy's right to protect the city, the ceremony also features several entertaining exhibitions and shows intended to attract tourists, including a boat demonstration, helicopter aerial displays, tours of navy ships, and performances by the navy band and silent drill teams. 

Penguin Populations Are Changing Dramatically

Animal species around the world are beginning to feel the effects of warming temperatures, but few are seeing their habitats change as quickly as the Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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1686 - The first volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathematica" was published.

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1789 - A mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island. The mutineers left Captain W. Bligh and 18 sailors adrift. 

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1910 - First night air flight was performed by Claude Grahame-White in England. 

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1914 - W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner. 

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1930 - The first organized night baseball game was played in Independence, Kansas. 

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1937 - The first animated-cartoon electric sign was displayed on a building on Broadway in New York City. It was created by Douglas Leigh. 

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1947 - Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia. The trip began in Peru and took 101 days to complete the crossing of the Pacific Ocean. 

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1957 - Mike Wallace was seen on TV for the first time. He was the host of "Mike Wallace Interviews." 

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1985 - The largest sand castle in the world was completed near St. Petersburg, FL. It was four stories tall. 

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2000 - Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 


If You Were Born Today, April 28

You are a practical, security-minded person who feels most comfortable in the world of the five senses. Gentle and intuitive, you form close relationships with others that last. Although you are considerate and concerned, you can also be quite stubborn and fixed in your ways. You are a very hard worker, often taking on more than your share. Famous people born today: Jay Leno, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba, Ann-margaret, Jorge Garcia.

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Picture of the day
C-class Melbourne tram
On the tram network of Melbourne, Australia, the C-class trams are 36 three-section Citadis 202 trams built by Alstom, France. Delivered in 2001–02, they were the first low-floor trams in Melbourne. They replaced the Z-class trams after the tram network was privatized.

Picture of a car stunt in India

Take a Spin

Photograph by Martin Nittala, National Geographic 
From his perch on the spectator’s platform, Martin Nittala captured this photo of stunt riders on the Wall of Death in India. The stunt is said to have originated in 1911 in New York's Coney Island.





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Crock-Pot Sweet Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Pinto Bean Brownies 

DIY Dinosaur Serving Dish - Three Little Monkeys Studio
Dinosaurs are a big deal around here. Zach loves them. The girls love them. And while purging some dishes and toys for Goodwill, it dawned on me to make ...
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... spot the difference game
Difference in Egypt



Your reservation, sir? In February 2016, a tiny sea lion pup was found sleeping in a booth at La Jolla, California’s Marine Room restaurant. -------------------- Calvin Coolidge is the only US President born on July 4th. Submitted by Richard Gibson, Lafayette, LA. -------------------- A single dandelion can produce 2,000 seeds!

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1 comment:

  1. Raise your hand if you want Diane to make you a blueberry pie!

    And do be gentle with those dandelions, bees and other pollinators depend on them to make it through the tough months of early spring!