Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh outdoor air for Take A Walk In The Park Day! Why not visit a local park, have a picnic and stroll by the river?
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A card game in which the winner is the player who holds two or three cards totaling closest to nine.|
|Synonyms:||chemin de fer|
|Usage:||Because baccarat attracts wealthy players who place enormous bets, a casino can win or lose millions of dollars a night on the game.|
Idiom of the Day
One presumes or anticipates (that); one reckons or thinks (that).
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Signed (1961)
|In 1961, representatives from 73 nations met at United Nations headquarters to draft an international treaty to fight the production, trade, and use of illegal drugs. Their comprehensive convention replaced a prior patchwork of treaties and was entered into force in 1964. It was amended in 1972 and now has more than 180 signatories. Despite its sweeping breadth, the document contains a significant ambiguity that has been interpreted differently by various nations.|
Eric Patrick Clapton (1945)
|Considered to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Clapton took up the instrument as a teen and went on to play in a succession of critically acclaimed blues and rock bands, such as the Yardbirds, the Bluesbreakers, and Cream. He is the recipient of 17 Grammy awards and is a three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the early 70s, he spent several years in seclusion battling a heroin addiction.|
Gangaur is one of the highlights of the festival year in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is observed in celebration of Gauri, another name for Parvati, Shiva's wife. This is largely a girls' and women's festival, but boys and men get to enjoy the elaborate processions that take place in cities around the state, such as Jaipur. The festival continues for 18 days, during which women fast, dress in their best clothes, adorn themselves with intricate henna designs, and pray. The festival culminates with feasting and processions of the goddess's image that celebrate the union of Gauri and Shiva.
States Give New Parents Baby Boxes to Encourage Safe Sleep HabitsFor Jernica Quiñones, the reality of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, hit close to home this year when a friend woke up on New Year's Day and discovered the lifeless body of her baby girl.
1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.
1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether.
1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil.
1909 - The Queensboro bridge in New York opened linking Manhattan and Queens. It was the first double decker bridge.
1939 - The comic book "Detective Comics #27" appeared on newsstands. This comic introduced Batman.
1950 - U.S. President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1957 - Buddy Knox became the first artist in the Rock and Roll era to write his own number one hit. "Party Doll" hit #1 on this US Singles Chart.
1958 - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its initial performance.
1964 - "Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV.
1966 - Barbra Streisand's "Color Me Barbra" special aired on CBS-TV.
1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.
1987 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" was bought for $39.85 million.
1993 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown hit his first home run.
2009 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed that the new World Trade Center building would be officially known by its legal name of "One World Trade Center."
Today on my walk with Rosko, I expect to see our first bloomed flowers of the season, Snowdrops.
Ice Alaska World Ice Art Championships
Feb 27 - Mar 31, 2017
George Horner Ice Park, 3050 Phillips Field Rd
You'd think everyone living in Alaska was a master ice sculptor. That isn't 100% correct, but the state itself is home to the largest ice sculpting competition in the world. With hulking ice everywhere in Fairbanks, sculptors will go to work with their tools and create dozens of stunning displays. Even if your favorite isn't crowned the winner, you'll still see the finest ice sculptures a winter wonderland can offer.
further information: 2017 World Ice Art Championships
Pictures of the day
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. As Van Gogh's work developed, he painted such subjects as still lifes, peasant laborers, landscapes, olive trees, wheat fields, and sunflowers, and over time he used increasingly brighter colors. Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime, and was considered a madman and a failure. However, since the early 20th century he has attained widespread critical and popular acclaim, and his works are among the world's most expensive paintings.
PUFF PASTRY KNISHES
- Yield:24 mini knishes
2 sheets puff pastry (1 box), thawed at room temperature
2 large yukon gold potatoes or 1 large russet (Idaho) potato
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 lb ground beef
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, or 1/2 large onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Slow Cooked Beef Ragu
Cute Bird Made Of Leftover Yarn
Got too much yarn laying around? Don't know what to do will those pieces? This cute little yarn bird is super fun and easy to make.
What you need
To make this yarn bird you'll need:
Yarn - 3-4 different colors,
Beads - 2 black, medium size,
Needle and black thread.
Yarn - 3-4 different colors,
Beads - 2 black, medium size,
Needle and black thread.
Step -1: You will need to cut 3 pieces of cardstock paper. The width of the cardstock papers should be around 4-5 cm. Two cardstock papers should be of 10 cm and the other one 12 cm. The measurement will vary depending on the size of the bird. Use light colored yarn for the bottom (10 cm), dar colored yarn for the top (12 cm) and mixed fade colored yarns for the wings / sides (10 cm). Take different colored yarn and wrap them around the cardstock papers lengthwise. Keep wrapping them until they are thick enough (1cm thick in each side). Hold the yarns on the cardstock firmly and cut any one side. You will get a group of yarn strands. You will need to cut any one of the wrapped yarns from 10 cm cardstock first. Tie all the yarn groups on the center.
Step-2: Take the 10 cm long yarn group (light colored for the bottom part) and place it on a flat surface horizontally. Take the dark colored group of yarns (12 cm, for the top part) and place it on the horizontal group of yarns vertically, right in the middle, creating a cross. Fold both yarn groups into half to them through their closed ends. Take small pieces of matching yarns to tie the folded yarns adjacent to their closed ends.
Step-3: Now take the mixed colored wrapped yarn group and prepare it by cutting any one side and tying the center. Take the mixed yarn group and place on the the tied yarns from the previous step.
Step-4: Take a small piece of paper (half of A-4 sized paper). Crumple the piece of paper and squeeze it to make it small. The size of the birds body depends on the crumpled paper size. Place the crumpled paper on top of the mixed yarn groups tied part. Hold the open ends of the yarn groups together tightly.
Step-5: Take small piece of any colored yarn strand and tightly tie it around that end to join all the yarn groups together. Trim the end of the yarn groups to level them.
Step-6: Use 18 gauge craft wire to make the legs of the bird. Make a small cone shape from orange colored cardstock paper for the beak. And finally select 2 black beads of the same size to make the eyes of the bird. You will need needle and black thread to attach the eyes or you can also use glue to attach them.
Step-7: Simply attach 2 black beads on both sides of the birds head using needle and matching thread. Attach the legs by bending the open ends of the legs and inserting it through the yarns of the lower part. And finally Glue the beak to complete the bird. Use different colored yarns to make different patterned birds.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
Rubber bands pencil holder
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Town Halll Clock Jigsaw Puzzle
With these easy to make biodegradable pots there's no need to go out and buy expensive peat pots. These are the perfect size for normal size seedlings. Big seeds like sunflower seeds are not suitable for a starter pot this size but that should be a given. This pot is perfect for starting seeds and can be planted directly into a bigger container or into ground soil. They cost almost nothing and are a great way to re-use something you would have thrown away anyway.
Fold the roll in half one way. Then, fold it in half the other way, making sure the creases from the last fold line up and you have a square!
Step 2: Cut the roll in half.
Cut the roll into two parts.
Step 3: Cut out the flaps.
Fold the roll in half one way and make a 3/4 inch cut, then fold the roll in half the other way and make another 3/4 inch cut. You should have 4 cuts in total on the bottom of your roll. Repeat this step on the other roll.
Step 4: Crease the flaps.
Fold and unfold all of your flaps. This is to establish a flat, even, square bottom of the pot.Repeat this step on the other roll.
Step 5: Fold the flaps cardboard box style.
Fold the first three flaps down, overlapping each other. Fold the bottom flap down first, then fold the left flap down, overlapping the bottom flap, then fold the top flap down, overlapping the left flap. Now here's the tricky part. Fold the right flap under the bottom flap and over the top flap. This holds the pot together. Repeat this step on the other pot.
Step 6: Plant!
You're now done with your two biodegradable pots and can add potting soil and sow your seeds. You can even make an army of pots like I did. Thank you for reading my instructable and don't forget to comment. This is my first instructable and I would love to hear your feedback!