Monday, June 6, 2016

Drive-In Movie Day June 6, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Drive-In Movie Day

Drive-In Movie Day is the anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in movie theater, which occurred in Camden, New Jersey.

thanks for bringing us along on your trip to the Farmer's market (part 1), patty

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
Usage:In an effort to reduce the inflammation, they wrapped the horse's leg in a cataplasm made of leaves.

Idiom of the Day

absolve from guilt

 — To consider innocent, clear of all suspicion, or pardon from any cause of guilt.


Joseph Bonaparte Named King of Spain (1808)

The elder brother of Napoleon, Joseph Bonaparte served as king of Naples during Napoleon's reign, abolishing feudalism and reorganizing the judicial, financial, and educational systems. He was named king of Spain in 1808, but his reforms there were less successful, and he abdicated in 1813 and returned to France. After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Joseph lived in the US and later in Italy.

Diego Velázquez (1599)

The most celebrated painter of the Spanish school, Velázquez was one of the outstanding artists of the 17th century. His early works were mostly religious or genre scenes. After arriving in Madrid in 1623, he painted a portrait of King Philip IV that won him immediate success and an appointment as court painter. Notable among his portraits is his masterpiece, Las MeninasThe Maids of Honor

Swedish Flag Day

Constitution and Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Swedish constitution on June 6, 1809, and the ascension of Gustavus I to the throne on June 6, 1523. It is observed throughout Sweden with patriotic meetings, parades, and the raising of flags. In Stockholm, the main celebration takes place at the Stadium, where the Swedish national anthem is sung by a chorus of several thousand voices, and the King awards flags to various schools, sports clubs, and other organizations. In the evening, the celebration continues at Skansen, the oldest open-air museum in Europe. 

King Tut's Dagger Made of Iron from a Meteorite

A dagger buried alongside King Tutankhamun was made with iron from a meteorite, according to research published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

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1833 - Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to ride in a train. It was a B&O passenger train.

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1844 - The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London. 

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1882 - The first electric iron was patented by H.W. Seely. 

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1942 - The first nylon parachute jump was made by Adeline Gray in Hartford, CT

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1965 The Rolling Stones single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was released in the U.S.

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1971 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show. 


If You Were Born Today, June 6
You are playful, sweet, and charming, and can be very skilled at selling pretty much anything! You have a great love of beauty and pleasure, and while you can be fickle, you're not irresponsible either. You love telling stories and sharing jokes. Personal freedom is essential in your relations, and you have a very progressive view of relationships in general. Famous people born today: Sandra Bernhard, Thomas Mann, Bjorn Borg, Amanda Pays.

Picture of the day
Hammer projection
The Hammer projection is a map projection described by Ernst Hammer in 1892. It uses the same 2:1 elliptical outer shape as the Mollweide projection. Both projections are equal-area, but by depicting parallels of latitude as curved lines rather than straight, Hammer reduced distortion toward the outer limbs, where it is extreme in the Mollweide.

Picture of buffalo drinking water at night

A Nightcap

Photograph by Alison Langevad, National Geographic 
Under a starry night sky in Zimanga Private Game Reserve in South Africa, a group of buffalo finds a cool drink. Alison Langevad was one of the first visitors for an overnight hide in the reserve, allowing her to capture this long exposure of “the perfect African moment.”




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Coconut-Curry Sweet Potatoes



A rat is on my cup! 
Decorate A Straw

 It takes a little effort to put big smiles on everyone's faces!

Flower straw

Mustache straws

Funny lip straws


Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino

Male platypuses have a venom spur on their feet capable of poisoning and killing predators. -------------------- Dogs do not have an appendix! -------------------- The Catholic Church put Pope Formosus on trial after his death!

Simple Solutions - Sending Directions to Visitors?




Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

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Art programs are mandatory in countries that rank the highest for math and science.

The No Child Left Behind Act clearly mandates The Arts as a core academic subject.

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Researchers find that learning art correlates strongly with higher achievement in math and reading.

New brain research shows that art promotes creativity, social development, and self-worth.

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Creating a website (check that one off of my bucket list! lol) or designing a home requires mastering skills which are developed through arts education.

Thrive Art Classes can be taken any time, anywhere - via laptop, tablet or smart phone. 

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Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.

Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.

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English artist Andy Brown, created a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by stitching together 1,000 used tea bags.
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During his entire life, artist Vincent Van Gogh sold just one painting; Red Vineyard at Arles

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Picasso could draw before he could walk, and his first word was the Spanish word for pencil.

Pablo Picasso loved animals. He had a pet monkey, an owl, a goat, a turtle and packs of dogs and cats.

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The first pencil was invented in England in 1565.
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The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution.

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The arts celebrate multiple perspectives and teaches kids that there are many ways to interpret the world.

Learning to draw and think creatively helps prepare students for the future!

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The arts teach students to think through and within a material and use what they have in new ways.

Teaching students to be creative is a deliberate process, much like teaching reading or math.

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Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian and animal rights activist, he would buy caged birds and set them free.

Everyone is creative!

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Learning to draw helps kids in all other subjects.

Drawing develops hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness - abilities that engineers and architects use.
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Art develops kids imagination and critical thinking skills.

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Art strengthens problem-solving skills, increasing school success.

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Art teaches kids life skills such as decision making and self-confidence.

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Art teaches kids to imagine more possibilities.

Art is the perfect vehicle for play, fun and learning.

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