Sunday, October 2, 2016

World Farm Animals Day October 2, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate World Farm Animals Day

arm animals are cute, and they also play an important role in modern society. Take some time to appreciate them this World Farm Animals Day. Created in memory of Ghandi, who believed in treating all living beings with respect, World Farm Animals Day was founded to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives.
While World Farm Animals Day has an important, and sad, origin, in the sense it was created to raise awareness of suffering, it can be celebrated in different ways with children. Taking children for a visit to a farm is a great way to teach them about farm animals, and it’s a good chance to instil in them the message of treating animals with respect. Another great way to celebrate is by donating to an animal protection charity of your choice.

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Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) One who keeps bees, specifically one who cares for and raises bees for commercial or agricultural purposes.
Usage:Profits from the sale of honey comprised only a small portion of the apiarist's income.

thanks for the idea of FACES IN PLACES (part 1), patty, and for sharing your son's best friend's contribution

Idiom of the Day

have a mountain to climb

 — To have an extremely difficult, seemingly impossible task at hand. 


Peanuts Is First Published (1950)

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The enormously popular syndicated comic strip Peanuts was first published in 1950. It ran continuously for the next 50 years, ending shortly before the death of its creator, Charles Schulz. The strip chronicled the childhood travails of Charlie Brown and his friends, including Lucy and Linus, and his dog, Snoopy. Schulz's characters also adorned hundreds of products, making him the world's wealthiest cartoonist. 

Nat Turner (1800)

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Turner was an American slave who believed that he had been chosen to lead the slaves out of bondage. He took a solar eclipse in 1831 as a sign and began his rebellion with a few trusted fellow slaves. They killed his master's family and went from house to house, freeing slaves and killing the white people they found. The rebels grew to more than 70 before the state militia quashed the insurrection. Turner was tried and hanged along with 56 others.

Marino Wine Festival

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The Italian town of Marino is located in the area southeast of Rome known as theCastelli Romani, after the numerous castles, palaces, and Renaissance villas that dot the landscape. Marino is known as a wine town, and during the town's wine festival in early October, the new grape harvest is celebrated by letting the previous year's wine gush freely from the Moors Fountain. Crowds of Romans eager to escape the city descend upon Marino with jugs, bottles, and thermoses to fill. The wine is free for the taking and is the perfect accompaniment to aporchetta sandwich.

Strange Reptile Fossil Puzzles Scientists


A 200-million-year-old reptile is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world. 

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1869 - Mahatma (Mohandas) K Gandhi was born. He was known for his advocacy of non-violent resistance to fight tyranny. 

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1876 - The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opened. It was the state's first venture into public higher education. The school was formally dedicated 2 days later by Texas Gov. Richard Coke. 

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1937 - Warner Bros. released "Love Is on the Air." Ronald Reagan made his acting debut in the motion picture. He was 26 years old. 

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1947 - The Federatino Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) formally established Formula One racing in Grand Prix competition. 

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1948 - The first automobile race to use asphalt, cement and dirt roads took place in Watkins Glen in New York. It was the first road race in the U.S. following World War II. 

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1955 - "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" debuted on CBS-TV. 

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1959 - "The Twilight Zone" debuted on CBS-TV. The show ran for 5 years for a total of 154 episodes. 

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1967 - Thurgood Marshall was sworn in. He was the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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1977 - Gene Simmons (KISS) received a platinum record for his solo album. 

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1986 - The Everly Brothers were given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 


If You Were Born Today, October 2
You thrive on companionship, especially the one-on-one kind. For the most part, you are quite comfortable in a supporting role and possess an understated charm. Although tactful and caring, you also enjoy displaying your intellect, and there are times when you might try to score intellectual points, and regret it if you've hurt someone else's feelings in the process! The thing is, you accept nothing at face value, and that combined with your perceptiveness endows you with a very interesting and intelligent perspective that others respect. You are spiritually inclined, well-respected, and popular. Famous people born today: Mahatma Gandhi, Groucho Marx, Graham Greene, Johnny Cochrane, Kelly Ripa, Sting, Tiffany.

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National Apple Harvest Festival

Oct 1-9, 2016 | Harrisburg, PA

About This Festival

National Apple Harvest Festival is a food festival that takes place at South Mountain Fairgrounds.

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San Diego DESIGN Film Festival

Oct 6, 2016 | Lemon Grove, CA 

About This Festival

Everfest's Take:
The San Diego DESIGN Film Festival showcases a variety of forms of design through films that highlight art and aesthetics. Films screened incorporate advertising, architecture, fashion, landscaping, interiors, urban planning and visual arts for a broad-spectrum showcase of design and media. In addition to the screenings, there are parties and discussions with designers and filmmakers.

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roBOt Festival

Oct 5-8, 2016 | Bologna, Italy 

About This Festival

Once the roBOt Festival in Bologna, Italy, welcomes you like a warm hug, and the lights flash and the music massages the dance floor, you might actually think you’re a robot living in a digital world. Of course, you’re not a robot. But you will be in a world brimming with electronic music and digital arts. The festival features live music, art and a dreamlike electronic world.

Pictures of the day

City of Workers

City of Workers is an oil painting on canvas completed by the Berlin Secessionist painter Hans Baluschek in 1920. It depicts a dark and dirty working class sector of the German capital, Berlin, in which industrial smoke dominates the skyline and the few lights of windows are drowned in the gloom. The 48.44 × 36.25 in (123 × 92.1 cm) work is held at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Empire State Puddle Reflection

Picture of the Day: Empire State Puddle Reflection
After a brief rainstorm in New York City, illustrator Ben Hipp took this creative reflection photo of the Empire State Building




Mr. Fish







RECIPE, rosh hashanah


SWEETS, rosh hashanah


A big Frog with patterns full of details, inside and outside, From the gallery : Animals
A big Frog

CRAFTS ... halloween

Floating Ghosts


  • Empty jars
  • White tissue paper
  • Clothespins and clothesline
  • Manicure or sewing scissors
  • Pencil
  • Needle
  • Thirty-gauge wire
  • Protective gloves
  • Large balloon


  1. Tear sheets of white tissue paper in half lengthwise and paste them -- also lengthwise -- onto a large balloon resting on an empty jar. (This prevents the tissue from discoloring the work surface or sticking to it.) Dab wheat paste on a small section at the crown of the balloon, and drape a strip of tissue paper vertically from the balloon's crown to its knot. Using a paintbrush, apply paste over the strip. Add another strip so that it slightly overlaps the first, and brush on more paste. Continue around the balloon, and stop pasting at the widest part of the balloon.
  2. Using clothespins, hang balloon from the clothesline by their knot; let it dry. When dry, pop  balloon with a snip of a scissors as you hold the knot. Remove the balloon through the hole around the knot. 
  3. When the tissue dries, the balloons are popped and the results "carved." Begin by penciling in any guidelines. Next, use a utility knife to start cutting out the features and then switch to small manicure or sewing scissors, which work well within the tight curves of the rounded forms. On the inside, cover the eyes, nose, and mouth holes with a single layer of tissue paper (apply wheat paste to the edges of the tissue before positioning it).
  4. To display, cut a small circle in the top; poke a hole on either side of it with a needle. Thread a 30-gauge wire through holes. Twist the wire together halfway; push one end inside to hold a battery-powered light, which can be inserted from the hole at the base. Use the other end to hang the ghost.

CHILDREN'S CORNER ... halloween



With 1,247 residents living in an area the size of a baseball field, Santa Cruz del Islote is the most densely populates island in the world! -------------------- Connecticut woman Becky Fusco has a collection of over 604 hippo-related items! -------------------- Tigger the bloodhound of St. joseph, Illinois, had the longest ears of any dog in the world—measuring 13.75 inches each (although the left is a bit longer)! -------------------- A 29-cent US 1991 “Pluto: Not yet explored” stamp actually visited the dwarf planet—travelling 3.26 billion miles in 9 ½ years!


Based on your Color IQ, you have a PhD. You are not afraid to ask substantial questions; you can work with minimum supervision; and you always follow through. Your 3 most dominant traits are: reflective, reliable, and introverted.  How about you????
Can We Guess Your Level Of Education By Your Color IQ?PhD



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  1. Based on the color quiz, I have a PhD. Hmm, maybe I should go back and get one. LOL!

  2. Faces always amuse matter how many times I see them:)