Nothing sounds quite as relaxing as kicking back and relaxing in a hammock – and there’s no better way to celebrate Hammock Day! Find two sturdy, conveniently located trees (or improvise – and don’t limit yourself to the outdoors), string up a comfy bed… and relax!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure.|
|Synonyms:||abjure, forswear, retract, resile|
|Usage:||The dissident refused to recant and was imprisoned.|
Idiom of the Day
A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation.
Hi Diane :)
I am wondering if you have ever seen a pattern that shows how to make this. It is definitely knitted
Jean Luc's Telephone Sheep
Emma Lazarus (1849)
Lazarus was an American Jewish poet. She became an impassioned spokeswoman for Judaism after the Russian pogroms of the 1880s, writing many essays and a book of poems, Songs of a Semite, which contains her best work. Her writings caught the attention of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with whom she shared a lifetime correspondence.
Soma-Nomaoi (Wild Horse Festival)
The Wild Horse Festival, or Soma-Nomaoi, takes place annually in Soma City and Minami-Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture in eastern Japan over four days, July 22-25. It is a historical re-enactment of military exercises that are more than 1,000 years old. In the event's highlight, about 600 mounted samurai warriors in traditional Japanese armor gallop across the vast Hibarigahara plain and vie for 40 shrine flags propelled into the air by fireworks. Other colorful spectacles include a procession on July 24 summoned by conch shell horn and war drums, and the Nomagake ritual on July 25.
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1376 - The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date.
1926 - Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field in New York. The ball had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.
1933 - Caterina Jarboro became the first black prima donna of a U.S. opera company. She sang "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
1963 - The Beach Boys released the single "Surfer Girl."
2000 - Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.
The Vimy Memorial Bridge is a bridge in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Completed in 2014, it crosses the Rideau River, connecting Strandherd Drive in Barrhaven and Earl Armstrong Road in Riverside South. The bridge has three vehicle lanes per direction, including dedicated bus lanes and bike lanes. It is named after the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Exploring All Avenues
Photograph by Juan Osorio, National Geographic
In Huntington, New York, Your Shot member Juan Osorio’s daughter dreams of a trip that’s out of this world. “[She] wants to fly to the moon,” he writes. “[In this photo], I wanted to create a surreal world with the balloons in which you have several angles of view, like having several cameras showing the landscape and Sophia the astronaut.”
In Cologne, Germany
Madeleine Swann Hirotoshi Itoh
Buffalo Chicken Pasta
FACT OF THE DAY
Engagement Rings, Vancouver, Canada
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... game
Turn your driveway into a fun target game using chalk and sponges.
The Arcimboldo Series:
Bubble Gum Sculpture
Quora Hoang recently posted a brainteaser involving 12 toothpicks that's melting the grey matter of the entire internet. Can you beat it? The challenge is to turn this four-square pattern into just three squares. The rules? You can only move one toothpick at a time in any manner wish, but you cannot break or modify the toothpicks.
It may seem impossible at first, but you'll be surprised by how surprisingly easy it is. If you've given up, or think you have the answer, check out the solution below...
Move one: Take a pick from the top left and place it in the middle to the right of the box.
Move two: Take another from the top left and begin to form a new square on the far right.
Move three: Take the pick from the bottom center square and complete the new square. Easy!
Now you can try it with your friends and seem like a genius when you solve it.
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