Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A group of cells that make up a section or unit of a prison.|
|Usage:||At the prison, one cellblock was reserved for particularly violent criminals, and it was monitored by twice the number of armed guards.|
Idiom of the Day
— To engage in or seek out pleasurable, hedonistic activities with great enthusiasm or intensity, especially dancing and drinking alcohol. Primarily heard in UK.
The First British Open Is Held in Scotland (1860)
The Open Championship of the British Isles, or the Open, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious golf championship tournaments in the world. It began in 1860 at Scotland's Prestwick course and is now rotated among select courses in England and Scotland. The first tournament was won by Willie Park, who also recorded the tournament's highest single-hole stroke total—21. Though today the Open has a multimillion-dollar prize fund, there was no prize money initially.
Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel (1938)
Knievel was an American daredevil and icon of the 1970s. He began doing motorcycle stunts as a teenager, then embarked on an incredibly varied career that included professional hockey, a stint in the army, work in copper mines, and eventually crime—safecracking and holdups. In 1965 he "went straight" and took up performing dangerous and thrilling stunts, which did not always go smoothly and eventually earned him the record for most broken bones in a lifetime.
The Universe May Have 10 Times as Many Galaxies as We Thought
|The universe — or at least the "observable universe," the part we're theoretically capable of detecting from Earth — is much more crowded than scientists had thought.|
The universe may have 10 times as many galaxies as we thought
1888 - The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at newsstands.
1933 - "News-Week" appeared for the first time at newsstands. The name was later changed to "Newsweek."
1939 - "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" premiered.
1957 - "Jailhouse Rock", the Elvis Presley film, premiered in Memphis.
1967 - The musical "Hair" premiered at New York's Public Theatre. The show ran for 1,758 performances.
1979 - Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
2003 - In Taipei, Taiwan, construction crews finished 1,676-foot-tall-building called Taipei 101. The building was planned to open for business in 2004.
2003 - In northwest England, the Carnforth railway station reopened as a heritage center.
susan shares all kinds of great ideas and crafts
Carthage Maple Leaf Festival
Oct 1-29, 2016 | Carthage, MO
About This Festival
Dating back to the 1960s, the annual Carthage Maple Leaf Festival in Carthage, Missouri, is a community celebration drawing over 80,000 attendees each year. The event-filled extravaganza typically features a grand parade, 5k/10k fun runs, marching bands, beauty contests, arts and crafts, quilt shows, food vendors, a car show and hands-on children's activities.
Oct 6-23, 2016 | Melbourne, VIC
About This Festival
Melbourne Festival is the city’s flagship cultural celebration, with a whole host of events in the areas of visual arts, theatre, circus, dance, music and multimedia. The festival showcases artists and performers from all over the world to provide an unparalleled artistic experience for all who attend. In addition to the performances and installations, the festival spotlights the city of Melbourne by hosting events at various venues throughout the city.
Belfast International Arts Festival
Oct 11-30, 2016 | Belfast, United Kingdom
About This Festival
Attending the Belfast International Arts Festival is akin to swimming around in a clean sea of every kind of art you can think of. Located in Belfast, Ireland, the event Attracts artists from around the globe. It features dance, theater, music, visual arts, film, talks and much more. It’s colorful, it’s elegant, it’s almost as if you’re living within the world of one of Salvador Dalí’s paintings.
Wikipedia:Picture of the day - Wikipedia
A video from the trial mode for Fez, an indie puzzle-platform video game developed by Polytron Corporation and published by Trapdoor in 2012. In this game, the player-characterGomez receives a fez that reveals his two-dimensional world to be one of four sides of a three-dimensional world. The player must rotate between these four 2D views to realign platforms and solve the game's puzzles.
ANN E. SMITH
The traditional look of Fair Isle knitting is achieved by slipping the color not in use -- and there’s no need to manage more than one color per row.
Download this pattern (3.2 MB)
Wrap yarn around your fingers, hot glue a button for embellishment, and attach to a clip for a wintery hair accessory.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... art
thanks, susan b.
Bundled Q-Tip Autumn Tree
I just can’t get enough of fall trees. I think it is the beautiful colors that draw me in and delight me. Autumn trees are one of my favorite painting subjects because of those gorgeous vibrant colors and because they are just plain fun to paint. While we love the paint brush, it is always fun to experiment with different tools & methods.
Last night, we had an idea to make a Q-tip tree, but since the swabs are so small & it can sometimes get tedious for my little girl, I tried bundling them to cover more area. I think the result was fabulous.
What you will need:
I painted two canvases with a simple bare tree on them.
I grabbed a handful of Q-tips & bundled them together with a rubber band.
We squeezed acrylic paints in yellow, orange, red, brown, gold & green into an old paper bowl. We dipped our bundled Q-tips into the different colors & pressed the bundle onto our canvas & all around the tree’s branches.
Here are our finished projects. The technique looked different between the two canvases.
My daughter’s leaves came out more bold & vibrant by using more paint on her Q-tips & mine created softer more textured leaves using a lighter amount of paint on the tips. The results were very different, but both came out lovely.
Egg Substitutes for Cooking and Baking