National Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. There's easy puzzles, and there's puzzles for experts. They fit the needs of every person, and every skill level.
Puzzles are a favorite pastime of millions of people, young and old. So, what's with this fascination over puzzles? There's numerous reasons for it's popularity. For many, doing puzzles is fun. Some people just like the challenge of completing them, and graduating to evermore complex and difficult puzzle solving levels. For others, it is a way to kill time, and to eliminate boredom. Others still, do puzzles to keep their mind sharp, or to learn new words.
Whatever the cause for your interest, spend National Puzzle Day doing puzzles.
thanks for the vintage ads, Susan B. (part 2)
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A woman's small hat with upright sides and a flat crown.|
|Usage:||Mary had to use hairclips to ensure that her new leopard-skin pillbox didn't slip off her head.|
Idiom of the Day
To be pursued, chased, badgered, or pestered (by someone or something), especially persistently or relentlessly.
Liliuokalani Becomes Hawaii's Last Monarch (1891)
Liliuokalani ascended the throne in 1891 upon the death of her brother, King Kalakaua. Her refusal to recognize the constitutional changes inaugurated in 1887 precipitated a revolt, fostered largely by sugar planters—mostly American residents of Hawaii—that led to her dethronement early in 1893 and the establishment of a provisional government. Failing in an attempt to regain the throne in 1895, she formally renounced her royal claims.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688)
Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, theologian, and mystic. He studied almost every field of scientific investigation and wrote copiously, publishing Sweden's first scientific journal and anticipating many discoveries and inventions. However, his writing gradually shifted toward philosophy and metaphysics. In 1744, he claimed to have had a divine vision. He spent the rest of his career interpreting the Bible and relating what he had seen in his visions.
The Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (also known as the Zora! Festival) is an eight-day, multi-disciplinary event held every year in late January in Eatonville, Florida. The Zora! Festival was launched in 1990 to showcase her life and work, as well as to celebrate her hometown and the cultural contributions of people of African descent. It features a three-day street festival of the arts, art exhibits, literary readings, and academic presentations, conferences, and lectures devoted to Hurston and African-American arts in general.
A Medical Mystery: Cluster of Patients Struck with Rare AmnesiaWhat started with four patients with a puzzling form of amnesia turned into 14, and doctors are searching for others. Dr. Jed Barash, a neurologist in the Boston area, noticed a pattern between 2012 and 2015.
Cluster of patients struck with rare amnesia
1728 - John Gay's The Beggar's Opera was first performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London.
1802 - John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress.
1845 - Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was published for the first time in the "New York Evening Mirror."
1861 - In America, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.
1924 - R. Taylor patented the ice cream cone rolling machine.
1940 - The W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company displayed the first tetraploid flowers at the New York City Flower Show.
1962 - Warner Bros. Records signed Peter, Paul & Mary.
1987 - "Physician’s Weekly" announced that the smile on the face of Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa was caused by a "...facial paralysis resulting from a swollen nerve behind the ear."
2014 - Archaeologists announced that they had uncovered what they believed to be the oldest temple in Roman antiquity. The temple was found at the Sant'Omobono site in central Rome.
1. The Chocolate Expo
Jan 29, 2017
Willy Wonka jipped you on the golden ticket, but Oompa Loompas freak you out anyway. What now? The Chocolate Expo is an exponentially growing event that features chocolate-flavored everything. Wading through aisles of vendors and delicious opportunities, you’ll stumble upon straight up chocolate, chocolate-covered foods like bacon, pickles and twinkies, fondue mountains and anything else you can conjure up in your imagination.
Tickets and further info: Tickets
2. 2017 Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show
February 3 - 5, 2017
Kansas ExpocentreCome to the show and learn to cast, and to catch and release some catfish. There is no license requirement, its stocked with fish and they will be open every day of the show. The show boasts one of the largest displays of boats for sale under one roof. The family friendly event has something for every outdoor enthusiast, including hunting, fishing, outfitters, and camping exhibits. Hours: Fri 1pm-8pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-4pm
One Expocentre Dr
One Expocentre Dr
further info: 2017 Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show
3. thanks for these neat pieces of information, Jane (part 2)
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
Strawberries and cashews are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.
Pictures of the day
Young Omahaw, War Eagle, Little Missouri, and Pawnees is an 1821 painting by the American portrait artist Charles Bird King (1785–1862) of Plains Indian chiefs who among many others traveled to Washington to meet with the president to negotiate their territorial rights with the government.
"That's here. That's home. That's us." Carl Sagan
knit - VALENTINE'S DAY
crochet, newborn - 1 yr
crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY
pioneer woman's chocolate sheet cake
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... art
SELF PORTRAIT with YARN
Orange Stripe Fish Jigsaw Puzzle
I may be fraid2fly (silly me), but I know that flying is the safest form of travel!