Sticky, gooey, creamy chocolate. Soft, moist and delicious cake. Put them together, and celebrate Chocolate Cake Day! From chocolate cream buns to a whopping great gateaux, today is the day to indulge! (now my life is complete .. chocolate .. yum)
which came first? the chicken or the egg?
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse.|
|Synonyms:||compendious, summary, compact|
|Usage:||Some students enjoyed the teacher's succinct style, while others wished she would elaborate on certain topics.|
Idiom of the Day
The final stages of a process, development, or activity. An allusion to the last stage in chess, when the majority of pieces have been removed from the board
WORLD MARKS INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the date the United Nations has chosen to commemorate victims of the Holocaust during World War II. Six million Jews were murdered by Germany's Nazi regime, along with 5 million non-Jews who were killed.
The anniversary, marked each year since 2005, falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the
Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian army in 1945. One million people died there.
Here is how countries around the world are marking the 71st anniversary:
|Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Carroll developed the stories from tales he told to the children of H. G. Liddell, the dean of Christ Church College at Oxford, one of whom was named Alice. Many of his characters—the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the White Rabbit—have become familiar figures in literature|
|The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is reaching some key milestones in its preparation for launch in 2018. Engineers are about to complete the assembly of the primary mirror surface on the James Webb Space Telescope.|
1870 - Kappa Alpha Theta, the first women’s sorority, was founded at Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) in Greencastle, IN.
1888 - The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, DC.
1926 - John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called television
1940 - In Rockford, IL, Frank Sinatra made his first public appearance with the Tommy Dorsey band at the Coronado Theater.
1967 - More than 60 nations signed the Outer Space Treaty which banned the orbiting of nuclear weapons and placing weapons on celestial bodies or space stations.
1973 - The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris
1988 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened at Broadway's Majestic Theater.
2010 - Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple iPad.
If You Were Born Today, January 27
You possess creative and verbal style, an analytical mind, and a broad tolerance of others' differences. Many of you are excellent at teaching, whether or not you do it for a living, as others readily respect you and follow your lead. As well, you are good at encouraging and motivating people. You are an especially trustworthy person. You value your personal freedom more than most and don't easily accept restrictions. Your thinking is progressive and way ahead of your time. Famous people born today: Wolfgang Mozart, Lewis Carroll, Bridget Fonda, Mordecai Richler, James Cromwell, Mimi Rogers.
During The Holocaust, approximately six million Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime and its collaborators. Other victims of Nazi crimes included Romanis, ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet POWs,communists, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses and the mentally and physically disabled.
This photograph shows less than half of the bodies of the several hundred inmates who died of starvation or were shot by the Gestapo in the yard of the Boelcke Barracks, a subcamp of the Mittelbau-Dora Nazi concentration camp located in the south-east of the town of Nordhausen. Numbers at the camp, which was used for sick and dying inmates from January 1945, rose from a few hundred to more than six thousand by the end of the war; up to a hundred inmates died every day.
Photograph by Yuri Rasin, National Geographic
Yuri Rasin found a clever way to capture the scene in Place de la Comédie, Montpellier, France’s central square: reflected on the window of the local tourism office. “My intention was to avoid making a cliché tourist photo of the [city’s] main promenade,” he explains. The decor within the office window seemed an unexpected yet appropriate backdrop for his “view of the city on a hot summer day.”
whew .. america is safe!
knit VALENTINE'S DAY
knit, 0 - 6 mths
knit VALENTINE'S DAY
crochet VALENTINE'S DAY
My Hobby Is Crochet: Double Layered Braided Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial | Guest Contributor Post on My Hobby is Crochet Blog
Refried Beans Without the Refry
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft
Here you have it, my first paper clip craft, mini mobiles made using just paperclips and recycled plastic bottles! I know, you didn't expect this one to be a recycling craft, but yippee it truly is!
Now, these little paper clip mobiles, modeled after my idea of a cute chandelier, aren't very large, but they sure are adorable, and if you make just a few to hang over a child's desk or even over a baby's crib (way out of reach of course) the results could be just fantastic!
- colored paper clips in 2 sizes (small and large)
- a recycled clear plastic bottle
I used the middle section of a recycled soda bottle, which I first pierced with a knife and then cut with scissors. One of the mobiles uses a slice of bottle that is just the height of the large paper clips, while the other one, top photo, uses a slice that is higher than the height of the paper clips. If you choose the later you could try running a stripe of washi tape around your mobile, or even punching holes in it to hang more paper clips.
Have fun coming up with all sorts of variations, and of course one can hang little notes or drawings from them too......imagine the possibilities!
actually a drain in the sink
11-year-old Cen Xiaolin can move his legs faster than most people can count. The boy recently set a new rope skipping world record by completing a whopping 108 skips in just 30 seconds!
That’s so fast that you can’t even see the rope. In fact, judges at the first World Inter-School Rope Skipping Championships, in Dubai, simply couldn’t keep up with him. They were unable to count Cen’s steps while he was skipping, as it was all a bit of a blur. They had to rewatch the footage in slow-motion eight times to verify the exact number of steps. Later, he broke another record by skipping 548 times in three minutes.
"what is your name?" in Apiaka (Brazil) - Antaykytú?
thanks, susie, west coast correspondent