VERMONT FARMER'S MARKET - part 2
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A nook or corner beside an open fireplace.|
|Usage:||Yet no one had retired, except the children and "old Feyther Taft," who being too deaf to catch many words, had some time ago gone back to his inglenook.|
Idiom of the Day
A very strong and persistent feeling of guilt regarding something or some event.
The Liberation of Paris is considered the last battle of the Normandy Campaign to free France from German occupation. In July, about a month after the Allied invasions of southern France and Normandy, Allied ground troops finally broke out of the beachheads and began a rapid advance across northern France. With help from the French resistance, Free French and US forces and liberated Paris in August.
Althea Gibson (1927)
Gibson, a US tennis player, was the first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour. Though tennis had essentially been segregated until that time, she was finally given an opportunity to play at the US Championships in 1950. Having broken the color barrier, she went on to become the first black person to win Wimbledon. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971.
How to Track Poverty from Space
You can get a pretty good idea of a country's wealth by seeing how much it shines at night – just compare the intense brightness of China and South Korea to the dark mass of North Korea that's sandwiched between them.
1840 - Joseph Gibbons received a patent for the seeding machine.
1875 - Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English Channel. The feat took about 22 hours.
1916 - The National Park Service was established as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
1920 - Ethelda Bleibtrey won the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition in Antwerp, Belgium. She was the first woman to win an Olympic competition for the U.S.
1939 - The movie "Wizard of Oz" opened around the United States.
1940 - Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward were married while suspended in parachutes at the World’s Fair in New York City.
1970 - Elton John made his first live appearance in the U.S. He opened for David Ackles at "The Troubadour" in Los Angeles, CA.
1978 - The Turin shroud believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ went on display for the first time in 45 years.
1981 - The U.S. Voyager 2 sent back pictures and data about Saturn. The craft came within 63,000 miles of the planet.
The black-fronted dotterel (Elseyornis melanops) is a small, slender plover found in Australia and New Zealand. It is common in freshwater wetlands, where it can be found feeding on insects and other small creatures.
Just a glimpse of the stunning landscape that surrounds the small town of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
knit, toe up
crochet, 1 - 2 yrs
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... fun
Just be sure to test a small patch to make sure the stain-removing tactic is compatible with your fabric!
Photos that look fake but are real
A dust storm over the ocean in Australia
This floating cruise ship is actually a hotel in South Korea.This optical illusion is outside of Paris City Hall and while you might be thinking it's a sphere of grass, it's actually all flat land.These trees are trimmed to appear in a straight line. It looks like something straight out of inception.Two of the biggest tennis stars, Federer and Nadal, playing on a water court.A rainbow and waterfall that make everything look oh so magical.The salt flats in Bolivia make it seem like you're walking on water.This is what an earthquake did to some train tracks in Canterbury, New Zealand.This parking garage sign that jumps straight out at you.A sinkhole in Guatemala City in 2010...yes, this actually happened and yes, it really was 60 feet wide and 200 feet deep.Fishermen on Chaohu Lake, China. They are actually rowing through algae-filled water.Just a regular optical illusion created by some extremely clear water.A tornado mixed with a rainbow over Kansas.The Crooked Forest is located in West Pomerania, Poland and it's totally stunning. There are over 400 bent trees in this forest.This isn't a joke, this picture is actually of a phone line that was partly destroyed from a fire in Russia.
This wolf is made entirely from pipe cleaners