Donate a Day's Wages to Charity Day
Many people choose to increase their charitable giving on Donate A Day’s Wages to Charity Day, which is usually celebrated on the second Wednesday of May. Anyone can get involved, either by making a financial donation or taking part in one of the many whacky activities which are organized each year to raise money for charity on this day.
Rather than giving cash to charity, some individuals prefer to give an in-kind contribution instead, perhaps by volunteering at a local charity or offering their professional expertise for free to a suitable project.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) The state of being unsure of something.|
|Synonyms:||doubtfulness, dubiousness, uncertainty|
|Usage:||Here, too, he was disappointed; and then all was afloat, in the painful incertitude of doubt and conjecture.|
hedgehog with her babies
Idiom of the Day
— Not at any point; under absolutely no circumstances.
First Flight over the North Pole? (1926)
|In 1926, aviators Floyd Bennett and Richard Byrd took off from Spitsbergen Island on what would be a historic flight. When they returned, they announced that they had flown over the North Pole, becoming the first to do so. Although both men received the Congressional Medal of Honor for the feat—and Byrd went on to make the first flight over the South Pole in 1929—many were skeptical about their North Pole claims.|
Roger Hargreaves (1935)
|English children's book author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves is best remembered for his beloved Mr. Men and Little Miss books, featuring colorful, boldly drawn characters like Mr. Silly, Mr. Happy, and Little Miss Chatterbox. Hargreaves is said to have been inspired to create the series after his young son innocently asked what a tickle looked like. Since 1971, when Mr. Tickle was first published, his books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.|
Victory Day (Russia)
Victory Day is a national public holiday in the Russian Federation. It celebrates the defeat of Nazism and the end of World War II on European soil. On this day people remember the 27 million Russian civilians and soldiers who perished during the war. Each year on May 9 people crowd Moscow's Red Square for solemn rites of remembrance—one minute of silence and cannon or gun salutes—as well as traditional musical and dance performances. Veterans may attend wearing their uniforms and medals. Many leave flowers at memorials and graves. TV stations often air films about World War II.
What it's like to live in Nasa's new spacecraftIn 1959, when Nasa's original seven astronauts first saw their tiny single-man Mercury space capsule, they weren't impressed. It appeared to have no windows and few controls – the elite test pilots complained that they would be little more than 'spam ..
What it's like to live in Nasa's new spacecraft
1754 - The first newspaper cartoon in America showed a divided snake "Join or die" in "The Pennsylvania Gazette."
1785 - Joseph Bramah patented the beer-pump handle.
1901 - In Australia, the Duke of Cornwall and York declared the First Commonwealth Parliament open.
1930 - A starting gate was used to start a Triple Crown race for the first time.
1944 - Jimmie Davis became the Governor of Louisiana. He wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine."
1960 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an oral birth-control pill for the first time.
1962 - Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin. Martin signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was their first recording contract.
1961 - Jim Gentile (Baltimore Orioles) set a major league baseball record when he hit a grand slam home run in two consecutive innings. The game was against the Minnesota Twins.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black president.
1873 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, born in London (d. 1939)
1918 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
1949 Billy Joel, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge), born in The Bronx, New York
1964 Miloslav Mecir, Czech tennis player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
1965 Steve Yzerman, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia
ROCHESTER LILAC FESTIVAL 2018
Rochester, New York
May 11 – 20, 2018 • 10:30am – 8:30pm Daily
Highland Park, Rochester, NY
Framing is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape during the process of construction. Framing materials are usually wood, engineered wood, or structural steel. Building framing is divided into two broad categories: heavy-frame construction, where vertical supports are few and heavy, and light-frame construction, where supports are numerous and smaller. Support may be provided through rigid panels or diagonal bracing. Shown here is the framing of a home in Sabah, Malaysia.
Sea of Clouds
Hiking in South Tyrol is a one of a kind experience. it was the first time I walked so close to the edge of a mountain, almost surrounded by clouds. Nature’s power in these situations remind us that we’re only guests on this planet.
German Poppy Pillow pattern by E.M. Puff
LomakiHanger pattern by Anya Lomakina
Flotti Shawl pattern by Valentina Bogdanova
Wee Speed pattern by Taiga Hilliard Designs
Chal Blue Skies pattern by Mi buhardilla craft
Deluxe Spa Set pattern by Jennifer Hendrix
Girl's Dress pattern
Carwyns Maze pattern by TLC Designs
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Leaf Symetry Jigsaw Puzzle
THE ULTIMATE DYI STAIN REMOVER
actually works on a seriously set in stain! Never buy oxyclean again!
The mixture is:
1 tsp. Dawn dish-washing detergent
3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
couple tablespoons of baking soda
Scrub on with a scrubbing brush
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL USES FOR WD-40 (Part 2)
(1 - 20 on yesterday's Corner)