Thursday, August 20, 2015

World Mosquito Day AUGUST 20, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day was first established in 1897, when the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission was discovered by Sir Ronald Ross. It aims to raise awareness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented, as well as fundraising for research into the cure of malaria. It is also a salute to the groundbreaking work of Sir Ross and scientists who have followed him.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine celebrates World Mosquito Day with exhibitions and parties designed both to entertain and to inform, while other celebrations include Malaria No More’s ‘Mozzy Air’ campaign, encouraging people to take anti-malarial when flying to malaria zones, and Nothing But Nets’ twitter campaigns to provide mosquito nets for poor communities.

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Word of the Day

sectionalism 


Definition:(noun) Excessive devotion to local interests and customs.
Synonyms:provincialismlocalism
Usage:He believes that Manhattan is the center of the universe, and his sectionalism is so acute that he is reluctant to visit friends in Brooklyn.


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History

H.P. Lovecraft (1890)


A master of Gothic horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer particularly noted for his many nightmarish short stories, most of which originally appeared in Weird Tales and other pulp magazines. Some of his best-known tales are part of the Cthulhu Mythos series, in which he invents an entire mythology of earthly origins, gods, and hideous otherworldly creatures. 

Today's Holiday

Chilseog


Chilseog is the Korean version of the Seven Sisters Festival, based on a Chinese legend about two stars known as the Herdsman and the Spinning Maiden. The Herdsman star, located in the Aquila constellation, and the Spinning Maiden star,Vega in the Lyra constellation, are in love but can only meet once a year—on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, when crows and magpies form a bridge across the heavenly river, as the Milky Way is called. On this night it is customary for young Korean women to pray for celestial assistance in sewing and to honor the stars by penning verse about them.

Strolling Dinosaur Duo: How Social were Carnivorous Beasts?




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1866 - It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson that the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped months earlier. 

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1882 - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuted in Moscow. 

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1960 - Connie Francis begins working on the film "Where the Boys Are." 

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1965The Rolling Stones single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was released in the U.S.

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1977Voyager 2 was launched by the United States. The spacecraft was carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

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1985 - The original Xerox 914 copier was presented to the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of American History. Chester Carlson was the man who invented the machine. 




DAILY SQU-EEK




If You Were Born Today, August 20

You are a hard worker, yet you also enjoy the comforts of home and family. Striking a balance between these two passions is important for your all-around happiness. You don't turn to others for advice or help very readily, simply because you find much satisfaction doing things on your own; yet you are also highly companionable. You enjoy conversation, friendly companionship, and a peaceful environment. You try to avoid discord as much as you can, and due to your graciousness and gentle manner, you usually succeed. You are excellent at strategy. You may cling to your lifestyle and don't make changes as readily as others. An overall feeling of stability is important to you. You are a very ardent, charming lover, and you may be drawn to partners who are emotional and a tad dramatic. Famous people born today: Robert Plant, Fred Durst, Connie Chung, James Marsters, Andrew Garfield, Amy Adams, Demi Lovato, John Noble.



Picture of the day
Atlantic puffin
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a species of sea bird in the auk family. The only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean, it breeds in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland and many North Atlantic islands. The species spends the autumn and winter in the open ocean, returning to coastal areas in late spring and nesting in clifftop colonies. The Atlantic puffin has a large population and a wide range, and is thus not considered endangered.


Picture of a woman walking her dog in the Piazza del Campo, Siena

Dogged Light

Photograph by Veronika K Ko, National Geographic 
A woman walks her dog on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy. The Tuscan city’s social and commercial center since its medieval inception, the piazza is the stage for the world-famous Palio, the raucous horse race that has taken place in Siena every summer since the 1600s.



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RECIPE (must be translated)
Crunchy Chickpeas


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CROCKPOT RECIPE
stephanie o'dea

CrockPot Brown Sugar Chicken Recipe

It should be noted that this chicken has been named "Candy Chicken" in our house. I don't think my kids have ever eaten so much chicken in their lives. If you are bored with dried out, boring chicken, you must try this.

The Ingredients.

--12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, or 6 boneless, skinless breast halves
--1 cup brown sugar (it's okay. you can brush your teeth after.)
--1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (stay with me...)
--2/3 cup vinegar (I used white wine, but think regular white would be fine)
--3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
--2 T soy sauce (La Choy and Tamari wheat free are GF)
--1 tsp ground black pepper

The Directions.

Use a 4 quart crockpot for this recipe. 

Plop the chicken into your crockpot. Cover with the brown sugar, pepper, chopped garlic, and soy sauce. Add the vinegar, and pour in the soda. It will bubble!

Cover and cook on low for 6-9 hours, or on high for 4-5. The chicken is done when it is cooked through and has reached desired consistency. The longer you cook it, the more tender it will be.

Serve over a bowl of white rice with a ladle full of the broth.

The Verdict.

Seriously. Go to the store. This is what's for dinner.


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CRAFTS


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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring






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PUZZLE



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QUOTE
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. - Hubert H. Humphrey


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ODD FASHION STATEMENTS

GENUINE KOBI LEVI SHOES

Sporting this Israeli designer around town is a must if you want to catch attention. As the saying I just made up goes:You don’t forget someone with bananas for shoes.
Kobi Levi Banana Shoes
Kobi Levi Banana Shoes
Kobi Levi Chewing gum sidewalk
Kobi Levi Gum Heels

NAILS LIKE DIAMONDS

Just $250,000 for this minuscule bottle of nail polish makes it a must! But this is no regular nail polish: It’s made of diamonds. The nail polish contains 267 carats of diamonds.
The Most Expensive Nail Polish in the World
Only one bottle ever made.

THESE BOOTS…

We blogged on these denture shoes from Dare To Look!before. They must grip really well though!
Apex Predator Denture Shoes
I’m Not Sure These Shoes Were Made For Walking

THE LATEST IN COCKTAIL DRESS TECHNOLOGY

Yes, cocktail dress technology! Scientists from the University of Western Australia teams up with designer Donna Franklin to make the ultimate fashion statement—a dress made out of wine!
By adding special bacteria to the wine and allowing the mixture to ferment, the team was able to take the resulting skin and arrange it to dry on a mannequin.
Wine Dress Model
Once dry, the dress is ready for a night on the town!

MIDNIGHT PLANETARIUM

Sure your watch tells the time and date of EARTH but how simple and unnecessary is that? There’s tons of other dates and planets in our solar system. Why keep track of just Earth because you live here?

 
 
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MASAYA KUSHINO SHOES

Looking for something comfy to wear around the house? Look no further.
Masaya Kushino is a Japanese designer with an odd aesthetic when it comes to footwear. His latest series is called Bird-Witched. He drew is avian inspiration from the 18th century painter, Jakuchu Ito.
Bird Shoes Masaya Kushino
How do you even put these on?

FORDITE: JEWELRY MADE OF 1920S CAR PAINT

The material is called Fordite or sometimes Detroit Agate and it isn’t manufactured anywhere anymore. It doesn’t come from the earth like copper or silver; In fact, this material may be even be more rare than diamonds!

STINGRAY SHOES

Dutch designers made an elaborate hoax out of their new line of shoes by claiming to be a Thai company that would make you custom designed shoes by mixing and matching stingray DNA! How were they really made? Simple paint.
Stingray Sneakers

SUSIE MACMURRAY DRESSES

Susie MacMurray is a British artist who makes avant-garde sculptural installations from crazy objects! Her latest sculpture dress is made out of 1400 household gloves turned inside out.
Dress made from 10,000 fuschia pink balloons
Dress made from 10,000 fuschia pink balloons
Dress made from 43 kg of adamantine dressmakers pins
Dress made from 43 kg of adamantine dressmakers pins
Dress made from 15,000 metallic blue balloons
Dress made from 15,000 metallic blue balloons
 
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"Good Morning" in Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)      -       G├╝naydin 
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CLEVER
Stationery16 Creative DIY Projects With Usual Stuff


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EYE OPENER
Acts of Kindness  (20 out of 105)

1. A parking official let a couple in need slide when their car was parked illegally.

A parking official let a couple in need slide when their car was parked illegally.
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2. When an older woman needed to sit down, a kind college student helped her out

When an older woman needed to sit down, a kind college student helped her out
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3. A young Egyptian girl helps a street vendor's child learn how to read.

A young Egyptian girl helps a street vendor's child learn how to read.
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4. A rainstorm popped up, but this kind neighbor made sure this car didn't get soaked.

A rainstorm popped up, but this kind neighbor made sure this car didn't get soaked.
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5. This man spends his lunch reading to a coworker who cannot.

This man spends his lunch reading to a coworker who cannot.
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6. On Valentine's day, a stranger gave others the chance to give the ones they love a flower.

On Valentine's day, a stranger gave others the chance to give the ones they love a flower.
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7. A man stopped running to catch his train to help an older woman who was struggling with her bags.

A man stopped running to catch his train to help an older woman who was struggling with her bags.
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8. Dogs everywhere appreciated this awesome, and touching, act of kindness.

Dogs everywhere appreciated this awesome, and touching, act of kindness.
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9. This gentleman used a giant table umbrella to help escort three ladies to their cars during a rainstorm.

This gentleman used a giant table umbrella to help escort three ladies to their cars during a rainstorm.
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10. This man teaches the love of his life how to read again after she had a stroke.

This man teaches the love of his life how to read again after she had a stroke.
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11. "I saw this woman buy two meals at a street vendor and give this man one of the meals. She introduced herself and talked to him about his life. She was his equal and just wanted to express inclusion to a fellow human being."

"I saw this woman buy two meals at a street vendor and give this man one of the meals. She introduced herself and talked to him about his life. She was his equal and just wanted to express inclusion to a fellow human being."
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12. One mailman loves to randomly brighten people's days.

One mailman loves to randomly brighten people's days.
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13. This anonymous donor helped a stranger have a midday treat.

This anonymous donor helped a stranger have a midday treat.
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14. There should be more kind laundry fairies in the world.

There should be more kind laundry fairies in the world.
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15. A kind observer helped out someone in need, even though they didn't know they were at the time.

A kind observer helped out someone in need, even though they didn't know they were at the time.
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16. Someone who desperately needed tires got the surprise of a lifetime.

Someone who desperately needed tires got the surprise of a lifetime.
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17. A police officer bought food for 20 people after finding out that Day Center was closed.

A police officer bought food for 20 people after finding out that Day Center was closed.
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18. This firefighter risked his life to save one woman's beloved cat.

This firefighter risked his life to save one woman's beloved cat.
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19. They didn't have to, but this laundromat is helping others get jobs.

They didn't have to, but this laundromat is helping others get jobs.
Epic Dash

20. When this Spanish athlete slowed down during a race isn't passing an opponent...

When this Spanish athlete slowed down during a race isn't passing an opponent...
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1 comment:

  1. Hooray for the random acts! The marked cats were so interesting--just like Holsteins--each an individual!

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