Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) So trifling or trivial as to be beneath one's consideration.|
|Synonyms:||trivial, petty, fiddling, footling, niggling, picayune, piffling, lilliputian, little|
|Usage:||Because she had only invested a piddling sum of money, she was not worried about the stock's poor performance.|
Idiom of the Day
— To have no tasks or actions that one must complete or undertake; to have nothing with which to occupy one's time.
Fanny Brice (1891)
Brice was an American comedian and singer who built her act on parody and physical humor. A perennial Ziegfeld Follies star after 1910, she attained international fame with her signature torch-song parody, "My Man." Appearing in vaudeville, musicals, dramas, movies, and radio throughout her career, Brice demonstrated that a woman could succeed in entertainment without exploiting her sexuality or making a fool of herself or other women.
World Creole Music Festival
Creole music, language, and culture are sources of national pride for the island nation of Dominica, as they are for peoples throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and other regions where Creoles have settled. The World Creole Music Festival is a three-day event showcasing this distinctive music and culture, held in Dominica's capital city, Roseau, as well as other cities on the island. The festival has brought attention to a diverse set of musical genres that are directly or indirectly associated with Creole music, including cadence-lypso, zouk, soukous, bouyon, and zydeco.
Going to Space Is a Real Pain in the Back
A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches in height temporarily, that effect is accompanied by a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, according to a new study.
1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.
1945 - The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.
1956 - "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC. The show replaced "The Camel News Caravan."
1960 - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) won his first professional fight.
1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
1991 - The U.S. Galileo spacecraft became the first to visit an asteroid (Gaspra).
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1998 - The oldest known copy of Archimedes' work sold for $2 million at a New York auction.
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Pictures of the day
Oedipus and the Sphinx is an 1864 oil-on-canvas painting by Gustave Moreau that depicts the meeting between Oedipus and the Sphinx on the road to Delphi. The painting was first exhibited at the French Salon of 1864, where it was an immediate success. It is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
crochet, o - 6 mths. halloween
RECIPE, adults only. halloween
ADULT COLORING. halloween
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring. halloween
Bake cupcakes for 5 minutes and then drop a Hershey Kiss
in the center and continue baking. It sinks to the middle and
makes a chocolate center ... try the ones with almonds