Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A person with great powers and abilities.|
|Usage:||The saints and demigods whom history worships we are constrained to accept with a grain of allowance.|
Idiom of the Day
Difficult, exhausting, or problematic. The phrase originates from the collar on a horse's harness, which tightens on the horse's neck when it travels uphill. Primarily heard in UK.
|The Pan American Games is a multi-sport event open to competitors from all nations of the Western Hemisphere. Patterned after the Olympic Games and sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, the games are held every four years in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games. Argentina took home more medals than any other country in the first Pan American Games, however, the US has since become the overall medal leader, with a current total of 3,915|
|Harrison was a British rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known as a member of the Beatles from 1962 to 1970. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the Beatles' main songwriters, Harrison, "the quiet Beatle," generally wrote or sang lead on a few songs per album. His later compositions included hits such as "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something." Harrison also penned "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."|
|Scientists have been blown away by Pluto's complex geology in the months following NASA's historic flyby of the dwarf planet. But it's not the only interesting world in its system:|
1751 - Edward Willet displayed the first trained monkey act in the U.S.
1919 - The state of Oregon became the first state to place a tax on gasoline. The tax was 1 cent per gallon.
1943 - This day was commonly thought to be George Harrison's birthday. In 1992, Harrison was reported to have said, "I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock." His birthday is actually February 24.
1950 - "Your Show of Shows" debuted on NBC.
1952 - The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate".
2010 - Apple announced that it had surpassed 10 billion song downloads from the iTunes Store. The 10 billionth song was "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.
If You Were Born Today, February 25
Ahead of your time in your thinking, always, you have an unusual perspective on life. You are highly intelligent and can easily take the lead in any sort of project you undertake. Others instinctively trust you, and you demand honesty from others. However, you are also a forgiving soul at the end of the day--always aware that imperfection not only is a reality, it's beautiful in your eyes. You rarely feel understood, however, even though you strive to understand others as best as you can. Famous people born today: George Harrison, Tea Leoni, Enrico Caruso, Rashida Jones, Sean Astin.
The jaw of a shortfin mako shark.Cartilaginous fishes such as sharks and rays have one set of oral jaws made mainly of cartilage; unlike bony fishes, they do not have pharyngeal jaws. Generally fish jaws are articulated and oppose vertically, comprising an upper and lower jaw. Cartilaginous fishes grow multiple sets of ordered teeth, replacing them as they wear.
Romance in a Crowd
Photograph by Chenkun Long, National Geographic
Few cities are more romanticized than Paris, and Chenkun Long was able to capture that spirit in this image from New Year’s Eve, taken near Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower. “People were cheering for joy [at midnight], and this couple started to kiss and wished to have a romantic and happy 2016,” Long writes.
(double)knit with crochet edging
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
CHILDREN'S CORNER ...
Sop up leaks and absorb smells with newspaper
Hate…loathe…DREAD…removing the garbage bag from the can to clean beneath it? Just place some rolled up newspaper underneath the bag inside the can.
thanks, susan b.
From the left: The first is Ringo's boy. The second is Paul's. The next one is John's and Yoko's. Then John's and Cynthia's and the last one is George's son.
how cool, eh?