A day for enjoying a good, patriot sing-a-long, National Anthem Day encourages you to sing your own national anthem, but also to learn those of other countries. How many do you know?
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial.|
|Usage:||He was fairly sure that no coffee beans had been involved in its production, but he was tired enough to drink the ersatz coffee anyway.|
|Bell was a scientist and inventor. He patented the telephone in 1876 and months later sent his now-famous telephone message to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson: "Mr. Watson, come here; I want to see you." Bell also invented a device that transmitted sound in rays of light, a machine that tested hearing and detected auditory deficiencies, and an apparatus capable of locating metallic objects in the human body.|
|This just in from the World Health Organization: Your mother was right all along.|
About 1.1 billion people are at risk for losing their hearing, and half of 12- to 35-year-olds in high income countries expose their ears to "unsafe" sound levels when they listen to audio devices, the WHO announced today. And about 40 percent of them are exposed to "potentially damaging" sound levels at music and entertainment venues. "As they go about their daily lives doing what they enjoy, more and more young people are placing themselves at risk of hearing loss," said Dr. Etienne Krug, WHO Director for the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention. "They should be aware that once you lose your hearing, it won’t come back. Taking simple preventive actions will allow people to continue to enjoy themselves without putting their hearing at risk."
1791 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint.
1863 - Free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service.
1894 - The "Atlantis" was first published. It was the first Greek newspaper in America.
1915 - The motion picture "Birth of a Nation" debuted in New York City.
1923 - The first issue of Time magazine was published.
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."
1985 - The TV show "Moonlighting" premiered.
1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones began their attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon non-stop. They succeeded on March 20, 1999.
If You Were Born Today, March 3
You can work tirelessly toward a goal as long as you are inspired. Your faith in your ability to succeed is remarkable. However, because of your many talents and interests, it can be hard for you to choose any one path in your youth. You are amusing, versatile, and intriguing, with a delightful way with words and a wonderful sense of humor. Famous people born today: Jessica Biel, Alexander Graham Bell, Jean Harlow, Matthew Marsden, Julie Bowen.
Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic
Springtime is when high-foraging chamois give birth; there are now about 8,000 in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park.
knit, child and adult
The Ingredients.--2 cans drained and rinsed garbanzo beans (chick peas)
--1 diced red pepper
--4 tiny potatoes, or 1 regular-sized
--1/2 cup diced carrots
--1/2 cup diced celery
--3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
--2 T (yes, tablespoons!) curry
--1/2 t ground coriander
--1/4 t red (cayenne) pepper--not pictured
--1 lg can tomatoes (and juice)
--2 cups vegetable broth
--3/4 cup plain yogurt
--1 cup frozen peas (to add later)
--add drain and rinsed garbanzo beans to your crockpot
--cover with diced vegetables (if you have other stuff in the house that you want to use, go for it. I don't think the actual kind of vegetables matters)
--dump in tomatoes, yogurt and broth
--stir to mix flavors
cook on low for 8-10 hours, or longer.
20 minutes before serving, stir in the frozen peas. Turn to high.
Serve over hot basmati rice and use brown rice tortillas or corn tortillas to scoop up. If you are not gluten-free, you can use naan, pita bread, or whole-wheat tortillas.
Adam and I loved this. The flavors were pronounced without being overwhelming. It tasted even better the next day. We didn't make the kids eat it, but I have since had it for lunch a few times and my youngest has gobbled and enjoyed every bite.
Paint Chip Coasters ~ For simple and colorful coasters simply mod-podge paint swatches to them. Perfect for gift giving. Since you saved so much on the coasters you could pair it with a cool mug and hot cocoa mix.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring
'where's the bathroom?' in Arabic (Egyptian) - el-ḥammām fain?