In trouble with somebody you care about? Get Out Of The Doghouse Day is like a ‘get out of jail free card’ from the game Monopoly – use it to apologize, mend hurts and get back to normal.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct.|
|Usage:||The old prince, like all fathers indeed, was exceedingly punctilious on the score of the honor and reputation of his daughters.|
Fairy Tale Book Sculptures
Idiom of the Day
An informal expression of praise for having done something well. (It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.)
Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures
Robert Hooke (1635)
Hooke was a prolific English physicist, mathematician, and inventor. He was a geometry professor and the curator of experiments for the Royal Society. An architect as well, he played a major role in the surveying and rebuilding of London after the 1666 fire. Considered the greatest mechanic of his age, he made myriad improvements to astronomical instruments and timepieces.
Marine Day (Umi no Hi)
This holiday was established in 1941 to mark the return of Meiji the Great (1852-1912), Japan's 122nd emperor, from the northern island of Hokkaido in 1876. The vessel that transported the emperor, the Meiji-Maru, has been preserved as a national treasure and is open for public viewing on Marine Day. With the festival's new focus on marine environmental issues, organizations take advantage of the day to raise awareness by scheduling seaside cleanups and other special events. For Japanese schoolchildren, Marine Day also marks the beginning of their summer vacation.
Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock the History of the UniverseWhat you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes
1743 - "The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad.
1936 - The first Oscar Meyer Wiener-mobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL.
1953 - Elvis Presley recorded "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. It was his first recording.
1995 - The oldest known musical instrument in the world was found in the Idrijca River Valley in Slovenia. The 45,000 year-old relic was a bear bone with four artificial holes along its length.
God Speed is a painting by British artist Edmund Leighton which was completed in 1900. It depicts an armored knight leaving for war and leaving his beloved, who ties a red sash around his arm. A griffin on the banister of the stairs is a symbol of strength and military courage. The painting was exhibited in the Royal Academy of Arts in 1900. It is now held in a private collection.
Friends in High Places
Photograph by Abdullrahman Almalki, National Geographic
While men chat on a perch in the Sarawat Mountains, sun rays create a dramatic sky over the valley below. Photographer Abdullrahman Almalki says the view “[overlooks] the city of Mecca,” Islam’s holy city.
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... art
Static cling? Use a safety pin to eliminate it.
amazing animal pom poms
how to make your own animal pom poms
artist and author: Tsuasa Kuroda
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