Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A quarrelsome, scolding woman.|
|Usage:||His aunt was such a termagant that he dreaded her annual visit.|
|Reggae is a form of popular music that developed in the 1960s among the Jamaican poor. It draws on American "soul" music and traditional African and Jamaican folk music, as well as ska—Jamaican-British dance-hall music. Many of reggae's highly political songs proclaim the tenets of the Rastafarian religious movement. Instrumentation accents the upbeat and usually includes an ensemble of organ, piano, drums, bass, and electric guitars.|
|Antigua has four citizens who have been designated as National Heroes, and December 9 is a public holiday to honor and celebrate all of them. The date is the birthday of one of the four, Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, the first prime minister of Antigua, who is considered the father of the nation. The others are King Court, who led a slave revolt in 1736; Dame Ellen Georgian Nellie Robinson, a pioneer in education; and Sir Vivian Richards, one of the world's greatest cricket players. Speeches and ceremonies honor the accomplishments of the National Heroes on this day.|
|If you've ever wondered about the man behind the principle of relat ivity, now you can know him better: the Einstein Papers Project has made accessible online 5,000 searchable documents from the first 44 years of Albert Einstein's life. Before, these letters, diaries, and scientific papers were mainly used by scholars, but now anyone can read—in Einstein's own words—about his transformation from mediocre student to world famous scientific genius. As the papers highlight Einstein's wit, work ethic, and large network of friends, the publishers hope they will dispel the notion of him as an isolated "mad" scientist.|
1872: P. B. S. Pinchback took office as Governor of Louisiana, the first African American governor of a U.S. state.
1979: A World Health Organization commission of scientists certified the global eradication of smallpox, making it the only human infectious disease to date to have been completely eradicated from nature.
A member of an expedition group stands on the edge of a newly formed crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. A group of scientists went on an expedition initiated by the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration to research the crater after pilots captured it on video in July 2014. They have managed to descend down to about 16 metres (52.4 feet) and reached the frozen surface of the base of the crater.
balls on escalator (you tube)
food can be sexy!
An elderly Jewish man is knocked down by a car and is brought to the local hospital. A pretty nurse tucks him into bed and says, "Mr. Gevarter, are you comfortable?"
Gevarter replies, "I make a living....!
'thank you' in TURKISH – teşekkür ederim (teh shek uer eh der eem)
Rocks floating in the air in amazing artworks by Michael Grab.
Balancing rocks has become his yoga, meditation, and it is an amazing art for us to admire. Michael Grab (Gravity Glue) tells his story. Back in 2008 he started balancing rocks exploring Boulder Creek in Boulder, CO, USA. Soon he found it his passion and evolved that passion into true art. Lets have a look at few of his masterpieces and see his rocks defy gravity. His most beautiful artworks are created in rivers or lakes, where the water caresses the stones yet does not make them fall, even if itis on top of a waterfall. This work requires lots of patience, steady hands, focused mind. The slightest wrong movement will make the whole thing collapse. According to Michael, the heavier the stone on top is the steadier and more weather resistant the monument will be. As the name of his site suggests, it is as if he applies some sort of Gravity Glue to hold the stones together.