Saturday, May 14, 2016

Int'l Astronomy Day May 14, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate International Astronomy Day

happy birthday to my wonderful ray, man of great character, superb laughter,  intelligence, kindness, and passion.

rosko and pc just woofed and meowed, "ditto. happy birthday, dad!"

Astronomy allows us to see the history of the universe with our own eyes. The stars that twinkle as you look out on a dark, clear night may not exist right now. They existed at whatever point in history they emitted that light, which has taken millions of years to reach Earth.
Celebrate this marvelous feat on International Astronomy Day by participating in a little stargazing. Telescopes allow us to see much more than is visible to the naked eye. On International Astronomy Day, many organizations offer the public the use of telescopes to experience sights of the Universe that they’ve never seen before.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) An extremely dense, vertically developed cumulus with a relatively hazy outline and a glaciated top extending to great heights, usually producing heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms.
Usage:The cumulonimbus looming above our heads did not bode well for the future of our barbecue.

Idiom of the Day

fall off the back of a truck

 — Of goods or merchandise, to be acquired by illegal or dubious means; to come into (someone's) possession without being paid for.


Jamestown, Virginia, Founded (1607)

Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the New World. It was founded by the London Company on a peninsula—now an island—in the James River and named after the reigning English monarch, James I. Disease, starvation, and Native American attacks wiped out most of the colony, but the London Company continually sent more men and supplies. A successfully exported strain of tobacco was cultivated there by a colonist named John Rolfe.

Pierre Victor Auger (1899)

Auger was a French physicist who worked in the fields of nuclear and atomic physics and also advanced the study of cosmic rays. He directed the mathematical and natural sciences department at UNESCO from 1948 to 1959 and was instrumental in creating the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). In 1977, he was made a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

Study: Acetaminophen Dulls Your Pain -- But Also Your Empathy

The side effects of popping a pain reliever containing acetaminophen are well-known: You may get stomach pains. You might feel nauseated. Well, add another possible one to the list: You'll feel less inclined to empathize with your fellow man. 

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1796 - The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.

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1853 - Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk. 

1874 - McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA, for the first college football game to charge admission. 

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1878 - The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.

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1897 - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled. 

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1897 - Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless telegraph. 

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1904 - In St. Louis, the Olympic games were held. It was the first time for the games to be played in the U.S. 

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1942 - The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act of the U.S. Congress. 

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1973Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station. 

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1985 - The first McDonald's restaurant became the first fast-food business museum. It is located in Des Plaines, Illinois

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1998 - The final episode of the TV series "Seinfeld" aired after nine years on NBC. 


If You Were Born Today, May 14

Creative to an extreme, you are also highly intelligent and possess strong business savvy. Many of your ideas are very marketable. Somewhat unconventional in thought, you quickly become bored with routine thinking. However, that is on a mental level. You can have a few stubborn habits yourself, and when your mind is made up, it can be difficult to steer you off course. Famous people born today: George Lucas, David Byrne, Dante, Cate Blanchett.

Picture of the day
Christ Pantocrator
A view (directly overhead) of the Christ Pantocrator in the dome of the Church of the Holy SepulchreOld City of Jerusalem. In Christian iconography, Christ Pantocrator is a translation of both YHWH Sabaoth ("Lord of Hosts") and for El Shaddai ("God Almighty"). This was one of the earliest icons of the Early Christian Church, and in Byzantine church art and architecture, a mosaic or fresco of Christ Pantokrator occupies the space in the central dome. Today Christ Pantocrator remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Picture of a monk in front of Bayon Temple in Cambodia


Photograph by Andy To, National Geographic 
In Cambodia’s Angkor Thom, a Buddhist monk looks upon Bayon Temple—and possibly considers its secrets. “Here’s a photo of my new friend, named Annmon,” writes photographer Andy To. “I can’t put into words how amazing his insight on life was. By the end of our conversation, I noticed my face starting to hurt because of how much I was smiling.”

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Sannakji is a traditional Korean dish of octopus cut into small pieces and served live—tentacles still squirming! -------------------- Hurry with that curry! Musician Kanye West once ordered a curry dish to be delivered from London to New York City—costing him $3,900 (before tip). -------------------- Bernie Mitchell of Ontario, Canada, uses drywall to sculpt intricate 3-D murals!


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Get it out with a bowl of 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Microwave for five minutes, then wipe down with a paper towel or sponge.

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1 comment:

  1. Wish the center of your universe a Happy Birthday for me:)