Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) The combination of qualities of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume.|
|Usage:||The timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely.|
Idiom of the Day
To yield to the opposition or accept that one is wrong in some pursuit
|An English suffragist and social reformer, Fawcett rejected the violent acts of some of her contemporaries in the suffrage movement, believing that the enfranchisement of women could be achieved by peaceful means. Her efforts as president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies from 1897 to 1919 are considered to have been instrumental in earning women over 30 in the UK the right to vote in 1918|
|People in Morioka, a horse-breeding district of Iwate Prefecture in Japan, hold the Chagu-Chagu Umakko Festival to honor the god of horses. The parade begins at the Komagata-jinja shrine and ends at the Morioka Hachimangu shrine. Using white ropes, people lead richly decorated horses to the shrines. When they reach the shrine, prayers are said for the horses' well-being and the owners' financial success. Chagu-chagu refers to the sound of the bells that are hung on the horses' heads; Umakko comes from uma, the Japanese word for "horse."|
|In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue when he saw something odd and unfamiliar in the wormlike squiggles and folds. It looked like brown dust; a distinctive pattern of tiny scars. Perl was intrigued.|
A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain.
1864 - Composer, conductor and musician Richard Georg Strauss was born.
1880 - Jeannette Rankin was born. She became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
1895 - Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
1910 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born. He was the French underwater explorer that invented the Aqua-Lung diving apparatus.
1919 - Sir Barton became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown when he won the Belmont Stakes in New York City.
1927 - Charles A. Lindbergh was presented the first Distinguished Flying Cross.
1982 - Steven Spielberg's movie "E.T." opened.
1993 - Steven Spielberg's movie "Jurassic Park" opened.
2002 - The television series "American Idol" debuted. The show featured judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.
2010 - The FIFA World Cup opened in South Africa. It was the first time it was held in Africa.
Corpus Christi College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1517, it is the 12th oldest college in Oxford, with a financial endowment of £112.6m as of 2015. Corpus Christi has a reputation for specializing in Classics, due to the emphasis placed upon this subject since the college's founding. The college was heavily involved in the translation of the King James Bible.
The pillar sundial in the main quadrangle, shown here, is known as the Pelican Sundial. It was erected in 1581 by Charles Turnbull.
Photograph by Beamie Young, National Geographic
A single droplet of rainwater sits on the leaf of a hosta plant, also known as a plantain lily. “The rolling shadows are from a fern growing above,” writes photographer Beamie Young of this photo taken in Maryland.
knit, 6 - 12mths
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft, playing
Cut up a tarp with scissors
to make a cheap throwing game