Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds.|
|Synonyms:||assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, sundry|
|Usage:||The other occupants of the room, five in number, were all females, and they were still sleeping, piled high with a motley array of silks and furs.|
Idiom of the Day
To be promoted to a higher role or position in a company that has little actual responsibility or authority.
Mel Blanc (1908)
One of the most prolific voice actors of all time, Blanc began his career in radio. In 1933, he began to work for a daily radio program, for which he created several voices. In 1937, he joined the cartoon department of Warner Brothers. During his 50-year career, he supplied voices in more than 3,000 animated cartoons for hundreds of characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Woody Woodpecker.
Kaamatan is a festival and public holiday in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. The festival is celebrated by the Kadazandusun people, the largest indigenous ethnic group in Sabah. Irrigated rice is their principal crop, and the harvest is a ritual dedicated to the Bambaazon, or rice spirit. If the harvest has been good, this is a thanksgiving; if it has been poor, the ritual is an appeasement of the spirit. This festival is celebrated during the month of May with carnivals, special exhibits, sports competitions, and a regatta, all leading up to the harvest rituals on May 30-31 in Penampang.
Be Afraid Because Science Says Some Snakes Hunt in PacksIt's the worst nightmare of anyone who suffers from ophidiophobia. According to a new study, snakes are not the solitary hunters and eaters we perceive them to be.
Be Afraid Because Science Says Some Snakes Hunt in Packs
1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
1783 - The first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner called "The Pennsylvania Evening Post"
1848 - W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.
1868 - Memorial Day was observed widely for the first time in the U.S.
1879 - William Vanderbilt renamed New York City's Gilmore’s Garden to Madison Square Garden.
1911 - Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500. At the time, it was known as International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race. Harroun's average speed was 74.59 miles per hour.
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1933 - Sally Rand introduced her exotic and erotic fan dance to audiences at Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition.
1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflicts were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1967 - Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA
2012 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Portion Cap Rule. The proposed amendment to the city health code would have required that food service establishments limit the size of sugary beverages to 16 ounces. On June 26, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Board of Health had exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority.
My girlfriend told me about this site as she has been clicking it daily for a long time. She has also supported them by buying from their stores and said the quality was excellent. What I do is look along the top row which has a "G." That stands for Greater Good, the name of the site.
Daily, I click each one of the concepts along that top row Hunger, Breast Cancer, Animals Shelters, etc. An area appears to click your support individually. Take a minute and make this part of your daily routine, too.
It feels good and does good .. win/win, eh? :-)
Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2017
May 26 - Jun 11, 2017 | Charleston, SC
The Piccolo Spoleto Festival is an annual multimedia arts festival. Over the course of several days, the festival hosts nearly 500 events around the Charleston, South Carolina, area that traverse the spectrum of artistic media and genres. Attendees of the massive celebration can enjoy visual art exhibits, live music, theatrical performances, crafting, film screenings, dancing, children's activities, informative presentations and more.
further information: Piccolo Spoleto | Charleston Events & Charleston Event Calendar
Azores Fringe Festival 2017
May 26 - Jun 30, 2017 | Madalena, Portuga
Azores Fringe Festival is a performance festival that takes place at Multiple Locations in the Azores Islands.
further information: Azores Fringe Festival 2017, 26 May to 30 June
Pictures of the day
A juvenile black-sided hawkfish, a species of hawkfish from the Indo-Pacific. It is occasionally found in the aquarium trade and is also of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. It grows to a total length of 22 cm (9 in).
ARTIST INCORPORATED GRAY SCALE CHARACTER
INTO HIS COLORFUL MURALS
Martin Whatson (b. 1984) is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist
SWEETS - crockpot
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
Spanish Arches Jigsaw Puzzle
WOODEN SPOON FEEDER
A plastic soda bottle and a couple of wooden spoons make a great bird feeder. You just have to make holes in the bottle for the spoons and be sure that you angle the spoons downward so that the birdseed will drizzle onto them. This is a really cute idea and a great project for the kids.