Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Vegan Day November 1, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Vegan Day
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Vegan Day first occurred on November 1st, 1994 as a way of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society and indeed the term “Vegan. The Vegan Society was established in November of 1944; although the exact date was unknown. The President of the Vegan Society decided to elect the date of the 1st of November. This is now recognized as the date on which the Vegan Society was founded and on which Vegan Day would be observed.
Along with celebrating the start of the Vegan Society, Vegan Day is an opportunity to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and veganism in general. The term Vegan was coined by Donald Watson and derived from the word Vegetarian. At that time, the differentiation was that Vegans did not consume dairy products. Later this extended to eggs, and by 1951, veganism had become a movement of people who did not partake in the exploitation of animals.
Each year there are a number of festivals and exhibitions held around the world by vegan societies. In addition, there are many local events, talks and cooking demonstrations organized by individuals.
EQUAL TIME FOR FELINES (she shared her dog, Rooster, with us before)
thanks for sharing your bib and white bikini cat with us, Patty

Word of the Day

importunity 


Definition:(noun) Insistent solicitation and entreaty.
Synonyms:urgencyurging
Usage:And to the importunity of their persisted questionings he had finally given in; and so it came to pass that every one now knew the shameful story of his wretched fate.

Idiom of the Day

brain surgery

 — A task requiring extreme intelligence, skill, or competence, usually used in a negative or rhetorical manner to indicate the opposite.


History

Shakespeare's Othello Performed for the First Time (1604)

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First performed at London's Whitehall Palace, Shakespeare's Othello—a timeless story of jealousy, betrayal, and racism—is still studied and debated today. The play is likely an adaptation of a short story by Italian writer Cinthio called "Un Capitano Moro" and may have been inspired by certain events of the day—such as the arrival of a Moorish delegation in London in 1600.

Grantland Rice (1880)

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Born in Tennessee, Rice began his career as a reporter with the Nashville News in 1901 before moving to New York. There, he became known as the "Dean of American Sportswriters." For decades, he was in charge of selecting the All-American football team for Collier's magazine. In his widely syndicated column, "The Sportlight," Rice coined some of sports' most memorable phrases.

All Saints' Day

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In Roman Catholic, Anglican, and many Protestant churches, the first day of November is a celebration of all the Christian saints—particularly those who have no special feast days of their own. Also known as All-Hallomas or All Hallows' Day, the idea for this holy day goes back to the fourth century, when the Greek Christians kept a festival on the first Sunday after Pentecost (in late May or early June) in honor of all martyrs and saints. 

Corals eat plastic because we've made it tasty, study suggests

Ocean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full of trash. Turtles swallow it because, the thinking goes, they mistake the floating waste for jellyfish. 
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A coral polyp eats a white plastic speck. Photo: Photo By Alex Seymour, Duke University / handout
Corals eat plastic because we've made it tasty, study suggests

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1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public. 

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1800 - U.S. President John Adams became the first president to live in the White House when he moved in. 

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1848 - The first medical school for women, founded by Samuel Gregory, opened in Boston, MA. The Boston Female Medical School later merged with Boston University School of Medicine. 

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1856 - The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, was published in New York City, NY

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1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph. 

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1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard." 

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1940 - "One Night in the Tropics" was released. It was the first movie for Abbott and Costello. 

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1959 - Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask. 

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1968 - The movie rating system of G, M, R, X, followed by PG-13 and NC-17 went into effect. 

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1994 - The Amazon.com domain name was registered. 

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DAILY SQU-EEK




If You Were Born Today, November 1
You certainly follow your own instincts, and you possess a very strong will and distinct character. You have progressive and sometimes unusual ideas and convictions. Your wit is sharp and you have a strong sense of irony. Your personal style is distinct and magnetic, and you could talk a bird out of a tree if you put your mind to it! You are a family person who takes your responsibility to loved ones very seriously, and you are a passionate lover. Famous people born today: Lyle Lovett, Stephen Crane, Cheiro, Larry Flynt, Toni Collette, Logan Marshall-Green.
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READERS INFO
1. EVENTS TO LOOK FOR IN NOVEMBER
thanks, Shelley
Events we’re watching starting in November
We’re on the lookout for the announcement of two major missions to space. The private company Moon Express could attempt to put a lander on the moon before the end of the year to claim the $20 million Google Lunar X prize. And SpaceX could also demonstrate its Falcon Heavy rocket, an important step toward the company’s vision of sending people to space.

2. 
INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL/HOUSTON

November 2-5, 2017

Preview Night November 1

and also another Quilt Festival

November 8-11, 2018

Preview Night November 7

Classes begin November 4

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas, USA
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The International Quilt Festival is the largest annual quilt show in the U.S. and takes place each fall in Houston, Texas. The festival regularly attracts 55,000 people from over 35 countries all around the world.
There’s shopping at more than 1,000 booths for quilts, fabric, supplies, and crafts, along with 500 classes and lectures for all experience levels.
further information: QUILT FESTIVAL HOUSTON

3. 
DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

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Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that affects approximately 415 million adults worldwide and is considered one of the most important health emergencies of the 21st century. It is estimated that by 2040, 642 million people will be living with diabetes around the world. This significant rise is largely due to a growing type 2 diabetes population which accounts for approximately 90 percent of all diabetes cases.

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Top 10 facts about November

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1. In Anglo-Saxon times, November was known as Blotmona√ĺ (blood month or sacrifice month). 
2. November is the only month used to represent a letter in the phonetic alphabet. 
3. Although the word November dates back to Old English, the first known use of Novemberish, was by Robert Burns in 1793. 
4. According to research published in 2008, serial killers are more likely to be born in November than any other month. 
5. US Presidential elections are held every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 
6. According to the 17th-century astrologer Richard Saunders: “In this Moneth [November], Melancholy much increaseth.” He recommended eating eggs and honey and vomiting sometimes. 
7. In the US state of Indiana, November is the most likely month for a car to collide with a deer. 
8. “November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear [withered].” Sir Walter Scott. 
9. In the USA, November is sweet potato awareness month. 
10. In Finland, November is called “marraskuu” or “month of the dead”. It is the time of souls in Hell.
birthstone:
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flower: Chrysanthemum
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Pictures of the day

Agfa Optima 1a
The Agfa Optima 1a is a camera produced by the German manufacturer Agfa beginning in 1962. One of the first fully automatic 35mm film cameras, it took power required to read the light level for the automatic calculation of aperture and shutter speed from a selenium cell.

CITIES AROUND THE GLOBE ARE TESTING
3D CROSSWALKS TO SLOW DRIVERS DOWN
Slow your roll



knit
thanks, Marilyn
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knit
thanks, Marilyn

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knit, Christmas ornament

Rose Cabled Pullover

Skill level:  Intermediate

Size

Approximately 3½” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” long

Materials

1 Ball Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2730 Teaberry
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)
Cable needle (cn)

Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Cable Pattern (Multiple of 5 sts + 2)

Row 1 (WS):  K2, * p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, p2, rep from * across.
Row 2:  P2, * k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p2, rep from * across.
Row 3:  Rep Row 1.
Row 4:   P2, * sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; then sl the p st back to LH needle and purl it; then k1TBL from cn, p2.
Rep these 4 rows for Cable Pat.

Note

Body of this sweater is worked in one piece front lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.

Body

With straight needles, cast on 17 sts.  Work even in Cable Pat for 1½”, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until piece measures approximately 2¼” from beg, end on Row 4 of Cable Pat.
Shape Neck:  Next Row (WS):  Working Row 1 of Cable Pat, work 5 sts, bind off center 7 sts, work to end.
Following Row:  Work 5 sts, cast on 7 sts, work to end – 17 sts.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures ¾” from neck.  Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes.  Work even until piece measures 2¼” after neck, end on WS.  Bind off.

Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.
Row 1 (WS):  K4, p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, k4.
Row 2:  P4, k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p4.
Row 3:  Rep Row 1.
Row 4:  P4, sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; sl purl st back to LH needle and purl that st; k1TBL from cn; p4.  Rep Rows 1 – 4 once more, then work Rows 1 – 3.  Bind off.

Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.  Fold sleeve cuffs ¼” to RS.
Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at center back neck, work around entire neck in sc, join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.  Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.
Lower Edging:  Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.

crochet, video
thanks, Clara
DIY Crochet Princess Cardigan Free Pattern Tutorial - Video

crochet
thanks, Sharon
Free pattern/pic tutorial for "Lace Bow"!

crochet

Cat Tissue Box Cover Free Crochet Pattern


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crochet, register
Crochet Pattern Polkadot Vase

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RECIPE, Vegan
Vegan "Mozzarella" Sticks (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free, Oil-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 The solution for the best Vegan "Mozzarella" Sticks you'll ever find! Not only is this unique appetizer gluten-free and top-8 allergy-free, but oil-free too, since it's baked and not fried! You'll never guess what's under the crispy coating in this healthy recipe! #glutenfree #vegan #dairyfree

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CROCKPOT RECIPE, Vegan

Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils

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SWEETS, Crockpot, Vegan

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Cake

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ADULT COLORING



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CRAFTS, Christmas
thanks, Sandra
Colourful bottle brush trees made with unique materials

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... sponge painting
thanks, Cindy

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PUZZLE
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Prickley Pear Bud Six Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


abuse
ancestor
apology

bite
blend
block

carnation
continent
dream

exchange

force

money

oven
participate
people
pocket
present

respect
roast
root
rotate
sense
sets
snatch
source
steam

taken
thank
touch
trust
tumble
voice

waste
weave
woman


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SUDOKU ... very hard




solution:






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QUOTE
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment. - Novalis

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Thrill-seeker Casey Dale of Oregon was the first person to bungee jump over the caldera of an active volcano! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH.--------------------- In 2016, New Zealand experienced more than 30,000 earthquakes -nearly twice the national average!-------------------- David Adams of Key Biscayne, Florida, found an iguana in his toilet after it crawled up through the pipes! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH.

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CLEVER
Word Keyboard Shortcuts
Word Keyboard Shortcuts

thanks, Shelley
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EYE OPENER
HISTORICAL PHOTOS
1. German flying ace, ‘The Red Baron’ and his dog (1916)
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One of the most famous aviators in all history, Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, is photographed here with his dog. The Red Baron flew with the Imperial German Army during World War One.

2. Headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist Party (1934)

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This building, known as the Palazzo Braschi, was used as the headquarters of the Italian Fascist party. The image of the mask on the building’s front has become iconic in reference to Mussolini and the ideals of Fascism.

3. Hitler looking at the Gustav Railway gun (1942)

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The weapon photographed here being viewed by Hitler and his generals is The Heavy Gustav. It weighed 1344 tons, was 4 stories tall, 20 feet wide, and 140 feet long. It had a 500 man crew, and required three full days to set up and prepare to fire.

4. Hungarian Revolution of 1956

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In October of 1956, Hungary had a nationwide revolt against the Soviet Hungarian People’s Republic. It was the first significant threat to Soviet control, and began as a student demonstration in Budapest. The revolution ended in November, after the Soviets successfully suppressed public opposition.

5. JFK and LBJ receiving a briefing at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex?(1962)

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In this photo, President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson are shown receiving a briefing from Major Rocco Petrone. This was during a tour of Blockhouse 34 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex.

6. Joseph and Magda Goebbels on their wedding day. Best man- Adolf Hitler (1931)

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This is a photograph of Joseph Goebbels wedding his wife Magda in 1931. Beside them is Magda’s son from her first marriage, Harald Quandt, and behind them is Adolf Hitler, the best man.

7. Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla (1894)

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Mark Twain, noted author, and Nikola Tesla, noted scientist, were good friends. In this photograph, Twain is shown tinkering with electricity in Tesla’s laboratory. The photo was taken in the spring of 1894.

8. Prohibition- Alcohol barrels to be burned (1924)

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In this vintage photograph, men pose beside a tower constructed of alcohol barrels. The barrels had been emptied and stacked for publicity.

9. Pyramid of captured German helmets, New York (1918)

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In 1918, the employees of the New York Central Railroad, during a celebration in Victory Way, created a pyramid of German helmets. It was one display among many captured German war equipment items available for view. The pyramid was made of 12,000 helmets.

10. Opening of King Tut’s sarcophagus (1924)

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After a long search, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen in Egypt. The boy king lay within a solid gold coffin, just one of the many treasures discovered in the tomb. The exhibit of Tutankhamen’s treasures has done many circuits of the globe, and resides permanently in Cairo.



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