Beepedy-beep-beep… Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day prepares you for all of those life events where it’s utterly necessary that you be able to recite your name in Morse code.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Supreme blessedness or happiness.|
|Usage:||You have it in your power to raise two human beings from a state of actual suffering to such unspeakable beatitude as only generous, noble, self-forgetting love can give.|
|Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola was an Italian Mannerist painter and etcher commonly known by his nickname Parmigianino, meaning "the little one from Parma." His works possess remarkable grace and sensuality, and he is regarded as one of the period's finest draftsmen. He was one of the first artists to practice etching, and through this medium his style became influential in Italy and beyond.|
|The largest ape to roam Earth died out 100,000 years ago because it failed to tuck into savannah grass after climate change hit its preferred diet of forest fruit, scientists suggest|
1569 - England's first state lottery was held.\, when Queen Elizabeth reigned
1878 - In New York, milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first time by Alexander Campbell.
1902 - "Popular Mechanics" magazine was published for the first time
1922 - At Toronto General Hospital, Leonard Thompson became the first person to be successfully treated with insulin.
1928 - "Ol’ Man River" was recorded by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Bing Crosby was the song’s featured vocalist. The song is from the Broadway musical, "Showboat".
1963 - The Whiskey-a-Go-G0 nightclub opened in Los Angeles, CA. It is recognized as the first disco in the U.S.
1964 - "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash became the first country album to top the U.S. pop album chart.
1964 - U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that said that smoking cigarettes was a definite health hazard.
1980 - Nigel Short, age 14, from Bolton in Britain, became the youngest International Master in the history of chess.
If You Were Born Today, January 11
You are always searching for more from life than what is obvious. You look for a higher meaning to life itself, and hidden meanings in your interactions with others. You are a hard working creative sort who is a bit of a perfectionist. However, you give off such a calming and patient aura that most would be surprised that you do worry often and think to the point of excess! Your romantic and sensual nature are both highly charged and developed. Famous people born today: Naomi Judd, Mary J. Blige, Jean Chretien, Alice Paul.
The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but some populations from the more northern parts migrate southwards in autumn. A bird of wetland areas, it can be seen around lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes and on the sea coast. It feeds mostly on aquatic creatures which it catches after standing stationary beside or in the water or stalking its prey through the shallows.
Photograph by Quynh Anh Nguyen, National Geographic
Buddhist prayer flags frame a stupa at Kunzum Pass in Himachal Pradesh, India. “There were plenty of flags around and I decided to wander between them,” says Quynh Anh Nguyen. “I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve and just waited until I found the right place and the right moment.”
knit, 3 mths - 8 yrs
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
fred and ginger
older ladies smoking pipe and knitting, 1890
by j.g. brown
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... maze
Help Spot Find Food
SCIENTISTS CULTIVATE BACTERIA TO MAKE MICROBE ART
USING ONLY A PETRI DISH AND MICROORGANISMS, SCIENTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WERE CHALLENGED TO AN ART CONTEST.
Using only a Petri dish and microorganisms, the American Society of Microbiology challenged scientists from around the world to an art contest.
Scientists—or artists if you prefer—cultured microscopic bacteria, protists, and fungi on top of agar plates into a multitude of shapes and colors.
From fascinating symbols and geometric shapes, to impressionistic tributes of Van Gogh and Warhol, some artist-scientists even delved into pop-culture with a superhero comic and the Doctor Who TARDIS.
“We consider this an excellent opportunity to showcase the beauty of organisms that usually go unseen” -microbialart.com
Who knew you could get so creative with microbe art?
"what is your name?" in Aguacateco (Guatemala) - Mb'i b'i'u'?
make up idea!
thanks, susie, west coast correspondent
thanks, ellen, for making a rosko signature just for me! mmm