Celebrate World Hypertension Day
World Hypertension Day might sound like an intensely stressful day, which causes high blood pressure, but it is in fact an educational event, designed to prevent instances of hypertension.
Created by the World Hypertension League in 2005, the day is intended to increase awareness of the condition and issues surrounding it. Awareness of hypertension is considered to be vitally important, due to the number of deaths linked with associated heart attacks, kidney disease and strokes. There is also a perceived lack of awareness about hypertension among the general public, which the WHL hopes to change.
The day generally takes on a specific theme. For example, in the past, one of the themes was ‘Healthy diet, healthy blood pressure’, which aimed to improve people’s understanding of how poor diets can contribute towards high blood pressure and how a more healthy diet can help to rectify the problem.
So join in, test your blood pressure, learn about hypertension and stay healthy.EVERY YEAR JAPANESE ART STUDENTS GET TOGETHER TO MAKE GIANT ANIMALS OUT OF STRAW (Part 2)
Since 2008, students from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo have come together to make awesome things out of straw
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions.|
|Usage:||This kind of plant is very delicate and needs to be grown in a glasshouse.|
Idiom of the Day
— To endure, continue, or survive despite a near encounter with death or disaster. From the common myth that cats have nine lives.
George Boleyn, Brother of Anne, Beheaded (1536)
Henry VIII had two of his six wives beheaded, but the unpleasant consequences of his marriages did not apply only to his spouses. After Henry's first marriage was annulled, he took Anne Boleyn as his queen. Though she bore him the future Queen Elizabeth I, she produced no male heir, and he lost interest in her. In 1536, he had her imprisoned on questionable charges of adultery and incest—allegedly with her brother, George. Both were beheaded.
Caroline of Brunswick (1768)
|Caroline wed her cousin, George IV, the future king of England, in 1795. The marriage was an unhappy one, and soon after Caroline bore George a daughter, they separated. The two were almost certainly involved in adulterous relationships thereafter—George had even been secretly, and illegally, married to another woman when he wed Caroline—yet it was Caroline whose infidelities sparked an investigation. George became king in 1820.|
Norway Constitution Day
|May 17, 1814, marks both Norway's declaration of independence from Sweden and the day on which its constitution was signed. This day remains the great spring festival in Norway, and today it is celebrated primarily by young people.The children's procession in Oslo, the capital city, is the largest of many school parades throughout the country. Marching behind their school bands and banners, the children pass under the balcony of the Royal Palace in salute to the king. Everyone joins in the procession, waving Norwegian flags.|
What will happen when our sun dies?Scientists agree the sun will die in approximately 10 billion years, but they weren't sure what would happen next... until now. A team of international astronomers, including Professor Albert Zijlstra from the University of Manchester, predict it will ...
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1630 - Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi saw the belts on Jupiter's surface.
1792 - The New York Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.
1881 - Frederick Douglass was appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, DC.
1932 - The U.S. Congress changed the name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico."
1954 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled for school integration in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling declared that racially segregated schools were inherently unequal.
1963 - Joan Baez headlined the first Monterey Folk Festival in California.
1985 - Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of "Dallas" on CBS-TV. He returned the following season.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. Megan's Law was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and killed in 1994.
1998 - New York Yankees pitcher David Wells became the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game.
1999 - Alex Trebek received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2002 - Legoland Deutschland opened in Günzburg, Germany.
1490 Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, born in Ansbach (d. 1568)
1903 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)
1961 Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain), born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
Wizard World Comic Con 2018
May 17-20, 2018 | Philadelphia, PAPennsylvania Convention Center|1101 Arch St
Wizard World Comic Con is a fan convention celebrating pop and comic culture across the United States with a whole host of attractions and entertainment geared towards all pop culture enthusiasts. Visitors don their most elaborate costumes and gather for a weekend of movie screenings, artist and celebrity Q&A panels, costume contests, a Masquerade Ball, autograph sessions and more. There are also numerous vendors selling comic books, original art, collectibles and memorabilia from your favorite franchises and genres.
further information: Wizard World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 17-20, 2018
Chicago Zine Fest 2018
May 18-19, 2018 | Chicago, ILPlumbers Union Hall |1340 W Washington Blvd
The Chicago Zine Fest touts the best works from the city’s indie press outlets and self-publishing authors. Keeping with the DIY spirit, the CZF gives writers and small printing press channels an opportunity to network, swap zines and books and be inspired by workshops, readings and guest speakers.
further information: CZF 2018
Gaithersburg Book Festival 2018
May 19, 2018 | Gaithersburg, MDGaithersburg City Hall|31 S Summit Avenue
The Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a free festival for all enthusiasts of the written word. Founded in 2010, the event hosts a variety of literary workshops for adult and children alike. Other activities include book signings by authors and a short story contest for youths.
further information: Gaithersburg Book Festival
Pictures of the day
Madonna is a title given to a composition by the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch. He painted several versions of the composition between 1892 and 1895, using oils on canvas as well as lithography. Several interpretations of the bare-breasted half-length female figure have been offered, including that she represents the Virgin Mary, a femme fatale figure, or a paradox of "sensuality shot through with imagery of death and corruption". Shown here is a c. 1895–1902 version of Madonna in lithography, held by the Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki, Japan.
Ingrids Baby Blanket pattern by Aggro inc.
Milford Vest (Knit)
Ruffle or Not Capelet
Lion Pacifier Clip pattern by Jessica Gutoski
THE PRINCESS and her CLOTHES
Lighter Rolled Baklava
CRAFTSDIY SODA CAN CONCRETE PLANTER, EASY BUILD, ANYONE CAN MAKE
SUDOKU ... medium
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