thanks for 'contenders of the Darwinian awards,' Sylvia
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A preparation, such as a shoe or stove polish, that is used to impart a black color.|
|Usage:||I let a bottle of blacking fall over his new dress, and he flew at me sword in hand, so that I was obliged to make my escape.|
Idiom of the Day
To negotiate, trade, or bargain in a shrewd, judicious manner. Primarily heard in US.
First Emmy Awards for Excellence in Television (1949)
|The Emmy Awards are given for outstanding achievement in US television. They are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which was founded in 1946 and which held the first award ceremony in 1949. Its members vote on outstanding programs, actors, directors, and writers in such categories as drama, comedy, and variety. The Emmy's name is taken from the nickname "immy" for the image orthicon, a television camera tube.|
Govert Teuniszoon Flinck (1615)
|A student of Rembrandt, Flinck was a Dutch painter who is remembered mainly for his numerous portraits, many of which are held in the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam. Among his most famous works is the Blessing of Jacob, one of his many religious subjects. However, Flinck was also known for painting scenes from history, such as the Peace of Münster, which illustrates the famous treaty with 19 life-size figures. Flinck even painted his own likeness in the canvas.|
|Burns Night is the anniversary of the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The day is celebrated not only in Scotland but also in Newfoundland, and wherever there are devotees of this lusty poet. The celebrations generally take the form of recitations of Burns's poetry, the imbibing of quantities of single-malt Scotch whiskey, and the serving of haggis, a Scottish dish made of a sheep's or calf's innards (liver, heart, etc.) boiled in its stomach. At the point of the carving of the haggis, it is traditional to recite "To a Haggis," with its line, "Great chieftain o' the pudding race!"|
Can Burnt Toast and Roasted Potatoes Cause Cancer?
|The Food Standards Agency in the UK launched a campaign Monday to warn about cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast, over-roasted potatoes and other starchy foods cooked at high temperatures.|
Can burnt toast and roasted potatoes cause cancer?
1799 - Eliakim Spooner patented the seeding machine.
1858 - Mendelssohn’s "Wedding March" was presented for the first time at the wedding of the daughter of Queen Victoria and the Crown Prince of Prussia.
1870 - G.D. Dows patented the ornamental soda fountain.
1924 - The 1st Winter Olympic Games were inaugurated in Chamonix in the French Alps.
1937 - NBC radio presented the first broadcast of "The Guiding Light." The show remained on radio until 1956 and began on CBS-TV in 1952.
1958 - Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first single to ever enter the U.K. pop chart at Number One.
1959 - In the U.S., American Airlines had the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707.
1961 - John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. The event was carried on radio and television.
1999 - In Louisville, KY, man received the first hand transplant in the United States.
2010 - In Arlington, TX, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame had its grand opening.
one of my favorite sites on the internet is freecycle.org.
freecycle.org is a FREE website you sign up with in the community nearest you. its efforts are all to connect people looking to get rid of all types of things (appliances, furniture, toys, books, bric a brac, etc), with people who need certain items. this international organization keeps belongings out of landfills and puts it in the hands of those who truly need or want the items you no longer want to keep!
there are only two things to do when it comes to freecycle .. put out emails to the group that
either OFFER or WANT things. then it's between you two to make arrangements for pick up. after that, i always send a thank you note so everyone knows the item is no longer being offered.
2. thanks, elaine
The Sumela Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the Maçka district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) facing the Altındere valley, it is a site of great historical and cultural significance, as well as a major tourist attraction within Altındere National Park.
Counting Sheep Afghan
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Valentine Party Straws
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COOK YOUR FRIED EGGS INSIDE A PEPPER OR AN ONION RING