Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A state of extreme poverty or destitution.|
|Synonyms:||indigence, penury, need|
|Usage:||Two children begged for money on the subway, and their pauperism weighed heavily on the minds of the train's passengers.|
Idiom of the Day
In, at, or during the period of one's greatest success, power, vigor, etc.
Hersheypark Opens in Pennsylvania (1907)
Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company, originally created Hersheypark for his employees. Situated along a creek, it was a good spot for boating, picnicking, and enjoying baseball, which is what visitors did on the park's first day in 1907. The next year, the park added its first ride, a carousel. Over the decades, as the park expanded, it grew from a regional amusement to a national attraction.
Sue Taylor Grafton (1940)
A onetime screenwriter, Grafton began writing detective novels after a bitter and protracted custody battle left her daydreaming about the vengeful crimes she would have liked to commit but could not. As a means of escape, she created private detective Kinsey Millhone, the protagonist in a series of alphabet-titled novels such as A is for Alibi and B is for Burglar. After G Is for Gumshoe, she was able to quit screenwriting.
Feast of the Blajini
Among rural people in Romania there is a widespread belief in the existence of the Blajini, the "Meek" or "Kindly Ones"—a lost race who don't understand the ways of human beings. On the Monday after Easter Monday, Romanian women and children throw red Easter egg shells on running streams, since they believe that all the world's streams eventually flow into a single river, alongside of which live the Blajini. Their hope is that the Blajini will find the shells and know it is time to celebrate the Easter feast.
Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?Like politics and music, the question of whether to eat moldy food can divide families, with relatives' admonishments reverberating in one's head for years.
Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?
1800 - The Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation.
1897 - William Price became the first to be named White House news reporter.
1952 - Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the "Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, "The Tiger."
1953 - Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1959 - "Your Hit Parade" aired for the last time. The show had been on since 1935.
1961 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions.
1973 - Albert Sabin reported that herpesviruses were factors in nine kinds of cancer.
1990 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL. It was carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.
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Jesse B. Jackson was a United States consul and an eyewitness to the Armenian Genocide. He served as consul in Aleppo when the town was the junction of many important deportation routes. Jackson concluded that the policies towards the Armenians were carefully planned to "extinguish the Armenian race". He estimated that a million Armenians had been killed and considered his own survival a "miracle". After the genocide, Jackson led a relief effort and was credited with saving the lives of thousands.
THIS MAKEUP ARTIST CAN TRANSFORM HER FACE INTO A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX
Mimi Choi (@mimles) is a makeup and visual artist from Vancouver, Canada best known for her incredible makeup transformations
crochet - must be translated
Sunset Keys Jigsaw Puzzle
thanks for the animal cuteness,' Cher