Friday, May 26, 2017

Paper Airplane Day May 26, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Paper Airplane Day
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Every day, there are hundreds of people all over the world who are showing Wilbur and Orville Wright that their feat of creating an airplane wasn’t really all THAT impressive. After all, all it takes is a simple piece of paper and a few clever folds, and you can create an airplane all your own as well! Paper Airplane Day celebrates this humble bit of aeronautics and reminds us of the role it played in our youth, and can still play in our present.
We weren’t kidding when we said that Wilbur and Orville Wright’s achievements weren’t THAT impressive, at least when it comes to creating a craft that can fly. Ok, so it definitely wasn’t the same thing as their amazing machine and the impressive changes it made to the world, but the fundamental concepts may have been developed in the humble medium that is the paper plane. So just how old IS the art of the paper plane? Well, certainly you’re familiar with an art form out of Asia known as origami? It followed on the heels of the creation of paper in 500 BCE.
While we’re uncertain precisely where the first paper airplane was formed, what we do know is that for the next thousand years paper airplanes were the form of man-made aircraft that got the most attention. Even Da Vinci was inspired by this, as many of his models and sketches proposed for manned aircraft were suggested to make out of parchment. The Wright Brothers were known to study paper aircraft extensively in their development of that first amazing flight.
So while we may have thought of them as little more than simple toys and ways to annoy our teachers, they’ve actually played a vital role in one of the most important inventions in the transportation industry, the plane. You could even say that ultimately, paper planes put us on the moon.
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Word of the Day

invertebrate 


Definition:(adjective) Lacking a backbone or spinal column; not vertebrate.
Synonyms:spineless
Usage:The sixth grade class groaned in unison as the students learned that they would be dissecting worms during their study of invertebrates.
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Idiom of the Day

be on track

 — To progress or develop as planned, scheduled, or expected.

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History

Vauxhall Bridge Opens in London (1906)

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Vauxhall Bridge is an arch bridge over the River Thames in central London. Despite its public garden and location, the Vauxhall area was sparsely populated before the 19th century, and a plan for a bridge there was hatched in 1809 to help develop the area. The resulting bridge was in terrible shape by the end of the century, however, and construction on a new, richly decorated, steel-and-granite replacement began in 1898. 

Al Jolson (1886)

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Jolson was one of the most popular entertainers in the US in the 1930s. The son of a rabbi, he had planned to be a cantor but instead became a singer and comedian. By the age of 15, he was touring in vaudeville and minstrel shows. His 1909 blackface performance of "Mammy" was a hit, and he performed on Broadway and the radio. In 1927, he starred in the first feature-length "talkie," The Jazz Singer

Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find Evidence

Women sort potatoes in the Andes Mountains near Cusco, Peru. The early cultivation of potatoes may have been part of a larger shift from hunting and gathering toward farming and herding
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Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find Evidence

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1864 - The Territory of Montana was organized. 

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Charles Dow, who created the DJIA, and business partner Edward Jones.
1896 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average appeared for the first time in the "Wall Street Journal." 

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1913 - Actors’ Equity Association was organized in New York City. 

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1959 - The word "Frisbee" became a registered trademark of Wham-O. 

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1977 - George H. Willig was arrested after he scaled the South Tower of New York's World Trade Center. It took him 3 1/2 hours. 

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1998 - The Grand Princess cruise ship made its inaugural cruise. The ship measured 109,000 tons and cost approximately $450 million, making it the largest and most expensive cruise ship ever built.

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DAILY SQU-EEK




If You Were Born Today, May 26
You are very insightful and often help others to better understand themselves. Artistically gifted, you have a real creative bent in addition to general "smarts". You are exceptionally hard working and quite ambitious as well--a combination that virtually guarantees success. Famous people born today: John Wayne, Peter Cushing, Helena Bonham Carter, Peggy Lee, Miles Davis, Stevie Nicks.
READERS INFO
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Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) 2017

May 13 - Nov 26, 2017 

Venezia, Italy 

Visual Top Art EN (new)
The Venice Biennale, one of international art's biggest events, is where art lovers and the “who's who” of the art world flock to see new trends and ground-breaking works by the greatest artists of our time and others whose names are barely known outside their home countries. The result can be inspiring and overwhelming: shows scattered throughout one of the world's most awe-inspiring cities and in the Biennale's two main venues, often on a grand scale, focusing on painting, sculpture, experimental media, photography and the latest forms of artistic expression. 

further information: La Biennale di Venezia - 57th International Art Exhibition

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Phoenix Comicon 2017

May 25-28, 2017 

Phoenix Convention Center

100 N 3rd St 

Phoenix, AZ 

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Let your geek flag fly at the annual Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona. This four-day extravaganza brings fans together with their favorite comic book and pop-culture artists, actors, writers, directors and personalities. Attractions include autograph sessions, meet and greets, film trailer previews, Q&A discussions, debuts of new works, cosplay contests, concerts and dance party raves.

further information: Phoenix Comicon – Discover Your Inner Geek

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Arlington Art on the Greene 2017

May 26-28, 2017

Richard Greene Linear Park

1601 E Randol Mill Rd

Arlington, TX 


Trees and sculptures provide a perfectly artistic backdrop for Art on the Greene, as artists from around the country bring their work to add to the beauty of Arlington's Richard Greene Linear Park. Guests can take in the creativity of a variety of media including photography, painting, jewelry and more! Local bands and good food go along with the eclectic artwork to complete this event.

further information: Festival Information

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Pictures of the day

National Press Monument
The National Press Monument is a monument and museum to the national Indonesian press. Established in 1978, the monument is located in SurakartaCentral Java, and operated by the Ministry of Communications and Information. The complex consists of an old society building as well as several subsequent expansions. It has a collection of over a million newspapers and magazines, as well as a variety of exhibitions and artifacts related to the history of the press in Indonesia. Facilities include a multimedia room, free-to-read newspapers, and a library.


MY TRIP TO SCOTLAND
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During my trip in Scotland, this shot was one of my first objective. I spent a lot of hours and days to get it. The sign on left down corner is a celtic spiral. It represent travel from the inner life to the higher spirit form. To the ancient people of Ireland it represented the sun and its cosmic energy.

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Colorful Kolahpuri Style Slippers
Desi Girl Kolahpuri Style Slippers

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Posey Throw

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RECIPE
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CROCKPOT RECIPE

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SWEETS
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ADULT COLORING




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CRAFTS
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... help kids learn a specific language
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PUZZLE
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Dog Wet Towel Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


alert

bonus
boss

chime

denial

election
famous
feed

glimmer

immoral
investigate

jambs
jealous
leather

mail
mood

necessary
nervous
normal
notify
observe
onstage

plush
power
pull

regular
ruler
sails
sale
scandal
sculpt
spear

tiles

under
unjust

victim

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QUOTE
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. - Sam Levenson

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Recently discovered in the forests of the Western Ghats in South India, Kani Maranjandu are the only species of crab that lives entirely in trees!--------------------- Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina is home to the bodies of a two-headed cat and a two-headed snake, and a two-headed calf skull. All of these heads were found in Charlotte's Mecklenburg County. That's putting your heads together!-------------------- Ruth and John Pace have visited all 50 state capitols over the past two decades ending in Montana in August 2016. Submitted by Richard Gibson, Lafayette, LA.



CLEVER
Food Storage - Steer clear of ice cream freezer burn

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There is a medical distinction between Guts and Balls. We've heard colleagues referring to people with Guts, or with Balls. Do they, however, know the difference between them.

Here's the official distinction; straight from the British Medical Journal: Volume 323; page 295

GUTS - Is arriving home late, after a night out with the lads, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the Guts to ask: Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?

BALLS - Is coming home late after a night out with the lads, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt and having the Balls to say: "You're next Chubby"

I trust this clears up any confusion.

Medically speaking, there is no difference in the outcome; both are fatal.
EYE OPENER

This Artist Splits Two Photos in Half and Combines the Results

“Combo Photos” is an ongoing series by artist and photographer Stephen McMennamy. In the series, McMennamy splits two photos he has previously taken, combining them into one harmonious image that usually plays with size and perspective.
The pairings are usually two things you would never imagine together, making for some fun and creative imagery. The artist is also the creative director at BBDO Atlanta. 
 
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1 comment:

  1. Stephen M. sure brightened a very rainy day!

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