It’s inevitable – for every load of laundry you sort through, there are odd socks. Over time, you may even find that you end up with entire drawers and storage boxes filled with odd socks. But worry not! Lost Sock Memorial Day is all about commemorating the other (lost) halves of the pairs of socks which are still with us. Here’s to their memory.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A sudden uncontrollable attack.|
|Usage:||Michael strained backward in a paroxysm of rage, making fierce short jumps to the end of the tether as he snarled and growled with utmost fierceness|
Idiom of the Day
A moment or instance at which a sudden, revelatory idea, realization, or solution to a problem comes to mind
thanks for these great quotes, cher
|The Palermo stone is the largest known fragment of an ancient Egyptian stele containing the earliest extant historic annals. It was engraved around the 25th century BCE and includes a hieroglyphic listing of the kings of ancient Egypt, the years of their reigns, notations of historic events, and information pertaining to the flooding of the Nile. The stone was so named because it is housed in a museum in Palermo, Italy.|
|Gokhale was an Indian nationalist leader. A moderate, he stressed negotiation and conciliation rather than non-cooperation or violence—views that clashed with the more militant ideas of Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Gokhale was instrumental in founding the Servants of India Society, a nationalist organization whose members, sworn to poverty and obedience, were enlisted to serve as volunteers for the social, political, and economic welfare of India.|
|Over the past two decades, the technology used to analyze the degraded DNA of ancient remains has dramatically advanced.|
1754 - The first newspaper cartoon in America showed a divided snake "Join or die" in "The Pennsylvania Gazette."
1825 - The Chatham Theatre opened in New York City. It was the first gas-lit theater in America.
1901 - In Australia, the Duke of Cornwall and York declared the First Commonwealth Parliament open.
1926 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole.
1940 - Vivien Leigh debuted in America on stage in "Romeo and Juliet" with Lawrence Olivier.
1944 - Jimmie Davis became the Governor of Louisiana. He wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine."
1962 - Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin. Martin signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was their first recording contract.
1980 - A Liberian freighter hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida and a 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapsed.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black president.
If You Were Born Today, May 9
You are romantic and soulful, and yet determined and stubborn. At times moody, you often long for something more from your life. Others find you very appealing and attractive. You often go it alone when you don't need to. You have strong feelings and intuition, and have a special affinity for music. Famous people born today: Candice Bergen, Billy Joel, Raquel Welch, Rosario Dawson.
The El Atazar Dam is an arch dam near Madrid, Spain, on the Lozoya River, close to where the Lozoya joins the Jarama. Built in a narrow gorge between 1968 and 1972, the dam is 440 feet (134 m) high and 171.6 feet (52.3 m) wide at the foundation. It has a reservoir capacity of 344,000 acre feet (424,000,000 m3).
A Good Catch
Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James
Cutthroat trout, seen here spawning in the Gros Ventre River in Wyoming, are highly prized by anglers. Adapted to cold water, they’re threatened by a warming climate—and in Yellowstone Lake, by non-native lake trout.
crochet, 24 mths - 3 yrs
Chicken And Sweet Potato Stew
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft
DIY Lava Lamps
In English language punctuation, a serial comma or series comma (also called Oxford comma and Harvard comma) is a comma placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction (usually and or or) in a series of three or more terms.