Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A shabbily clothed, dirty child.|
|Usage:||The wealthy bachelor had pity on the ragamuffin and handed him a wad of bills, instructing him to buy himself dinner and a new coat.|
Idiom of the Day
— A time that is expected to never arrive or occur. (Used after a preposition, especially "at," "on," or "till.") A reference to the day of the new moon and the first day of the month in the ancient Roman calendar, which the Greeks did not observe.
Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779)
Regarded as one of the founders of modern chemistry, Berzelius was a Swedish professor who achieved an immensely important series of innovations and discoveries. He developed chemistry's modern system of symbols and formulas, prepared a remarkably precise table of atomic weights, analyzed numerous chemical compounds, and discovered the elements selenium, thorium, and cerium.
Santa Fe Indian Market
This showplace for traditional and contemporary American Indian art is held on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The market is the oldest and largest juried competition among Native American artists. Today, more than 800 artists enter the competition, largely from the 19 New Mexico pueblos and the Apache, Navajo, Hopi, and Ute tribes of the Southwest. Besides the booths of art works, there are numerous food booths, offering such specialties as green chile on fried bread, and there are Native American dances performed at the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors.
Thousands of Children Injured by Strollers and Carriers Every Year, Study FindsThousands of young children head to the emergency room every year because of injuries associated with strollers and baby carriers, according to a new study published today in the journal Academic Pediatrics.
1866 - The National Labor Union in the U.S. advocated an eight-hour workday.
1882 - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuted in Moscow.
1885 - "The Mikado", by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City.
1939 - The National Bowling Association was founded in Detroit, MI. It was the first bowling association in the U.S.for African-Americans.
1960 - Connie Francis begins working on the film "Where the Boys Are."
1965 - The Rolling Stones single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was released in the U.S.
1967 - The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record's subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.
1977 - Voyager 2 was launched by the United States. The spacecraft was carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
1985 - The original Xerox 914 copier was presented to the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History. Chester Carlson was the man who invented the machine.
1997 - Alabama Governor Fob James joined the mayors of Montgomery and Georgina, AL, in the Alabama State Capitol to dedicate a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 65 to the memory of Hank Williams. The section of roadway was renamed the "Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway."
A dorsal view of Morpho didius, a Neotropical butterfly belonging to the subfamily Morphinae of family Nymphalidae. With a wingspan reaching 150 mm (5.9 in), it is one of the largest of Morpho species.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Creative Baby Shower Quilt Activity
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft
thanks for inventing this great winter kid's mobile, susan, and sharing it so we can get in on
the pool noodle sales that are everywhere now!
1. get your sled which is similar to this:
2. take two pool noodles, cut them in half the long way (there's a hole down the center making this easy)
3. you can either allow them to stay long or cut into same sized pieces that look like 'blades,' hot glue them (cut side up) to the bottom of the sled.
4. with the round side facing down, you have now developed a snow sled with skies.