Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)On
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) To expose or ridicule the falseness, sham, or exaggerated claims of.|
|Usage:||When Rosa heard the ridiculous rumor being spread around the class, she decided to debunk the myth herself.|
Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bbomyblifora)
Idiom of the Day
To proceed, act, or do things in a direction or manner as one so chooses or desires, especially as is distinct, separate, or different from that of others.
Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
|One of the most influential artists of the late 20th century, Warhol began painting in the late 1950s and received sudden notoriety in 1962, when he exhibited 32 silkscreened paintings of Campbell's soup cans in a California art gallery. The blatantly mundane content of the exhibition ran contrary to the abstract expressionist aesthetic of the time and generated much controversy, establishing Warhol as the leading exponent of the pop art movement.|
|Boas was a German-American anthropologist. Trained in physics, he was part of an early scientific expedition to Baffin Island, where he turned to studying Eskimo culture. He is largely credited with establishing anthropology as an academic discipline in the US, and his achievements in anthropology are virtually unrivaled. It is largely because of his work that anthropologists today attribute human differences to cultural, rather than genetic, factors.|
|What began in 1971 as a friendly camel race between two Alice Springs Lions Club members has grown into a major Australian event. Camels thrive in Alice Springs, which has one of the driest and harshest climates in Australia. Today the Camel Cup takes place at Blatherskite Park in Alice Springs and is only one of several camel-oriented events, which are accompanied by the eating and beer-drinking that are a hallmark of so many Australian festivals. Other events includepolo on camels, helicopter rides, rickshaw races, the Miss Camel Cup competition, and fireworks.|
|Scientists have designed a robotic stingray that could help our understanding of the human heart. The miniature robot, one-tenth the scale of the actual fish, moves using heart cells taken from a rat.|
1776 - The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York.
1792 - S.L. Mitchell of Columbia College in New York City became the first Professor of Agriculture.
1872 - The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel.
1878 - The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.
1947 - The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.
1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.
2005 - Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled down a large ramp and jumped across the Great Wall of China. He was the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid.
Interest bearing notes are the American Civil War-era paper money-related emissions of the treasury. This includes the one- and two-year notes authorized by the Act of March 3, 1863, which bore interest at five percent, were a legal tender at face value, and were issued in denominations of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000. Extant circulated interest bearing notes are rare, and none of the $1000 denomination are known to exist.
Sea Meets Sky
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi, Archaeological Site of Sounion
Floodlights illuminate the temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, at Cape Sounion, Greece. The cults of ancient Greece helped define our ideas of the afterlife today.
Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
knit, 3 mths
knit, toe up
An orchid that looks remarkably like a tiger
Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)
And his friends...
Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
Cut a pool noodle in half to make a marble race track.
The Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina
Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)