Saturday, September 23, 2017

Restless Legs Awareness Day September 23, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Restless Legs Awareness Day
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Restless Legs Awareness Day aims to promote awareness of this medical condition or syndrome. It is held on the same day each year to coincide with the birth date of Professor Karl-Axel Ekborn (born 23rd September 1907, died 1977). This eminent Swedish neurologist first wrote and described the disease in 1945. Since then, a lot has been learned about its symptoms although (to date) there is no known primary cause. It may be associated with dopamine or blood iron levels.
Characterized by urges to move the legs even when at rest, it can also sometimes occur in the arms. Secondary causes include some medication or other pre-disposing medical conditions.
International Restless Legs Awareness Day aims to increase understanding of RLS and the jerky movements and in some cases distress caused. A cure is still being sought. In 2013, the North Carolina (USA) proclaimed that this day should be observed by all citizens.
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Word of the Day

arbiter 


Definition:(noun) One chosen or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue.
Synonyms:arbitratorumpire
Usage:In peace, from their want of confidence in each other, they will entrust the guardianship of the state to mercenaries and their general, who will be an arbiter between them.

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Idiom of the Day

a legend in (one's) own lifetime

 — A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while he or she is still alive.

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History

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Returns (1806)

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In May 1804, about 40 men left St. Louis, Missouri, and headed west on an expedition initiated by US President Thomas Jefferson to search out an overland route to the Pacific Ocean, make contact with indigenous peoples, and survey the new Louisiana Purchase. More than two years later, the party returned to great acclaim. Their journey had an incalculable effect on the history of the American West.

John Coltrane (1926)

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Coltrane was an influential American jazz saxophonist and composer. He worked with numerous big bands before emerging in the 1950s as a major stylist while playing with Miles Davis. His playing exhibited a dazzling technical brilliance as well as ardent emotion. Coltrane made a number of influential recordings, among them the 1960s classics My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. He was deeply spiritual and interested in all religions. 

Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire

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In 1919, the Candy Dance began in the town of Genoa, in northern Nevada, as a way to raise funds to install street lights. This soon became a popular event, attracting dancers from Reno and Carson City to join the fun. More than two tons of candy are now consumed during the dance weekend. In the 1970s, an arts and crafts fair was added to the two-day event. Activities for children include candle-making, face-painting, and tattoos. The Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire, as it is now officially known, provides a substantial part of Genoa's annual operating budget.

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1642 - The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held. 

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1838 - Victoria Chaflin Woodhull was born. She became the first female candidate for the U.S. Presidency. 

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1845 - The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York was formed by Alexander Joy Cartwright. It was the first baseball team in America

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1846 - Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune. 

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1930 - Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier. 

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1952 - The first Pay Television sporting event took place. The Marciano-Walcott fight was seen in 49 theaters in 31 cities. 

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1962 - New York's Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall. 

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1962 - "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color. 

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1964 - The new ceiling painting of the Paris Opera house was unveiled. The work was done by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall. 

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1980 - David Bowie made his acting debut in the Broadway show "The Elephant Man". He performed the role until January 3, 1981. 

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1998 - Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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1999 - Siegfried & Roy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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DAILY SQU-EEK



If You Were Born Today, September 23
You are very engaging, quick-witted, personable, and magnetic. You have a mischievous quality that is generally good-natured and likable, and that keeps you youthful no matter your age! You are what might be described as a gentle leader, as people naturally gravitate to you, but you are not aggressive or showy by nature. Even so, you make things happen and bring change. You are quite articulate and make an engaging conversationalist – people enjoy your company. You are always curious and often a little mischievous. You can be very idealistic in love. Famous people born today: Mickey Rooney, Jason Alexander, Julio Iglesias, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco.
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READERS INFO
1.
TV SERIES STARTED IN 1956
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Circus Boy is an action/adventure/drama series that aired in prime time on NBC, and then on ABC, from 1956 to 1958. It was then rerun by NBC on Saturday mornings, from 1958 to 1960. Micky Dolenz began his television career in the series as the main character, young Corky who was adopted by Joey the Clown (Noah Beery, Jr.), and the whole Burke and Walsh Circus family. Dolenz was billed at the time as Mickey Braddock. He was later hired for the role as the "drummer" in NBC’s sitcom The Monkees.
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George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. turned 71 in March.

2.
SINGLE CAME OUT IN 1967
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The song "People Are Strange" was released by The Doors from their second 
album Strange Days which was also released in September 1967. The single peaked at the number 12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and made it to the top ten in the Cash Box charts. It was written by Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger although credit was given to The Doors.  

3.
INTERESTING FACTS

  • In 1948, Huang Yijun of China became pregnant, but later found out that she had an ectopic pregnancy, meaning the egg had not attached in the uterus, resulting in an exceptionally rare abdominal pregnancy. While babies that attach in such a way (often to things like the woman’s liver, bowels, diaphragm, etc.) occasionally survive, Haung’s did not. Unfortunately for Haung, she did not have the money to pay to get the baby removed from her abdomen and it was too large for her body to get rid of naturally. So what does the human body do in that case? It builds up calcium deposits around the dead tissues, resulting in a so-called “stone baby.” Huang carried this baby from 1948 to 2009. At the age of 92, she finally had it removed.
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  • If you’re wondering why rabbits are considered prolific breeders, it has less to do with them getting it on more than many other animals, necessarily, and more to do with the time frames involved in the process of producing new rabbits. A baby rabbit becomes sexually mature in an average of just about 5-6 months, and sometimes even sooner. They can potentially live up to around 10 years. Further, it takes only around a month from the point of getting pregnant for a female rabbit to give birth. Their litters can include as many as a dozen rabbits! What makes this even more astounding is that the female rabbit can get pregnant as soon as the next day after giving birth. Rabbits are induced ovulators, so the females are pretty much ready to get pregnant anytime they mate (assuming they aren’t already pregnant), with the mating itself triggering the ovulation. So even just a single female can give birth to several dozen baby rabbits per year. Given this, combined with the fact that the babies are ready to make babies at the stage when most human offspring are still mostly just poop and drool factories, you can see how rabbits got this randy reputation.
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  • While Neil Armstrong got to be the first to take a step on the Moon, Buzz managed his own historic “First!”, becoming the first person to urinate on the Moon. Take THAT Mr. “One Small Step!”
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  • During STS-37, astronaut Jay Apt’s suit was punctured while space walking. The hole size was 1/8 of an inch, but Apt’s skin sealed it. In fact, he didn’t even realize this had happened until after he got back in the ship and saw the red mark on his hand. Even then, he didn’t think anything of it, but ground control knew he had punctured his suit. They just hadn’t told him as there appeared to be no immediate danger and they didn’t want to alarm him.
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  • The United States once planned on nuking the Moon. The project was labeled “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” or “Project A119” and was developed by the U.S. Air Force in the late 1950s. It was felt that this would be a relatively easy thing to do and would also boost public perception of how the U.S. was doing in comparison to the Soviet Union in terms of the space race. A young Carl Sagan was one of the scientists who worked on this project, hired to study how exactly the resulting cloud would expand on the Moon so that they could be sure it would be clearly visible from Earth. Sagan felt the project had scientific merit in that the cloud could be closely examined by scientists. The project was eventually scrapped as it was determined that the public would not respond favorably to the U.S. dropping a nuclear bomb on the Moon.
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  • According to research done on the roads of New Zealand, the common zebra striped crosswalk without any additional signaling actually increases the chances of pedestrians getting hit by a car by 28% over if the person had just Jaywalked. It is thought this is the case because pedestrians crossing in crosswalks are much less careful than those crossing the road elsewhere, even to the point that many people observed in studies don’t even bother to look if anyone is coming before entering a crosswalk. A similar study done in the United States on 1000 marked and unmarked popular crossing areas showed that marked locations had a much higher rate of pedestrian accidents than unmarked so long as there weren’t any other signals included with the crosswalk, such as a stop sign/light or flashing lights. They also found that including a raised “safety” median for pedestrians to stand in the middle of roads made no difference to the safety of the pedestrians regardless of the number of lanes on the road.
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Pictures of the day

Breakfast Time
Breakfast Time is an oil paintingon canvas completed in 1887 by the Swedish artist Hanna Pauli(1864–1940). Measuring 91 by 87 centimetres (36 by 34 in), it shows a dining table standing in the garden, set for breakfast. Since 1910, the painting has been held by the National Museum in Stockholm.

OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST
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Clouds roll over Lake of the Clouds in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The park, which spans around 60,000 acres of land in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offers back-country camping, hiking, and mountain biking.

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knit
thanks, Marcy
Third Piece The Cheryl (Free) -  ()

knit
thanks, Sally 
(who has knit this pattern for everyone she knows who "wears scarves")

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Giraffes
Noahs ark giraffes

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Learn To Knit Slippers

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crochet
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crochet, must translate
thanks, Lisa
FLOWER POWER SCARF



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Modern crochet coasters



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Aqua Ridge Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn by Underground Crafter, available in 5 sizes from newborn through adult large. This cozy slouchy hat uses a simple, repeating pattern featuring front post double crochet stitches for textured ridges. It works up quickly in bulky yarn.

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Stepping Stairs Throw
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RECIPE, for adults
thanks, Shelley
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CROCKPOT RECIPE
Lazy Crock Pot Lasagna is a family favorite and so quick and easy to make! A delicious meat sauce is layered with cheese and spinach filled ravioli and loads of gooey cheese and cooks up perfectly in the slow cooker. This is one meal that everyone will agree on.

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SWEETS
thanks, Tina
Melt in your mouth banana pudding cake!  This is the perfect recipe for a potluck dinner (or any dinner, for that matter).  Yum! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/04/recipe-banana-pudding-cake.html

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ADULT COLORING


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CRAFTS
thanks, Emma

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... art
thanks, Patty
easy zentangle
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PUZZLE
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Metal Pot Spout Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


alive
average

baptism
beauty
bench

caskets
cite
delicious
deliver
drive

eager
escape
extra

fight
fleet
great

insurance

league
like

manufacture
middle
panel
panic
poker

real
resist
rest

salt
score
seal
sees
something
steam
stern

tackle
threat

utilize

vale

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SUDOKU ... medium




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QUOTE
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. - Josh Billings

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A hippo's lips are about two feet wide!-------------------------- It took Ray Bradbury just nine days to write "Fahrenheit 451"!-------------------- For its weight, spider web silk is stronger and tougher than steel.

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CLEVER
thanks, Sheri
Rubber Gloves
Tricky jar top and no hunk to help you out? 
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Grab a rubber glove for extra grip.
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EYE OPENER
thanks, Helen
Please pause for 2 minutes and read this:

 1. Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

 2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

 3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

 4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

 5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

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 6. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

 7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

 8. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.
 


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James Olstein is an illustrator living in Philadelphia