Sunday, March 6, 2016

Dentist's Day March 6, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Dentist's Day

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Dentist's Day is a day to acknowledge the services rendered by dentists. National Dentist's Day is observed every year March 6 to thank them. Even though its origin is unknown, it is believed to have started by some dental group.  

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A trembling or shaking.
Usage:Cornelius put his hand on his heart, to repress as it were its violent palpitation

Idiom of the Day

beauty queen

 — A woman who has won, or looks as if she could win, a beauty pageant.


Nasir Khusraw Embarks on Seven-Year Middle East Journey (1046)

Khusraw, a Persian poet, philosopher, scholar, and traveler, is considered one of the great writers of Persian literature. His most famous work is the Safarnama, an account of his seven-year journey through the Islamic world, during which time he made pilgrimages to the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina and visited many cities, including Jerusalem and Cairo. The work stands out as the most authentic account of the Islamic world at that time.

Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac (1619)

Cyrano de Bergerac was a French writer and freethinker who satirized the customs and beliefs of his time. He wrote two romances about visits to the moon that are classics of early modern science fiction and inspired later writers such as Jonathan Swift. His swaggering personality, evinced by the many duels he fought over insults to his unusually large nose, was romanticized by Edmond Rostand in the verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac.

Alamo Day

In 1836, a garrison of Texans took a stand against the Mexican Army at a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, named after the grove of cottonwood trees (alamo in Spanish) that surrounded it. Led by William Barret Travis, the band of volunteers was beseiged for 13 days by Mexican soldiers. Travis refused to surrender, and the Alamo was overrun on the morning of March 6. Only women and children survived. The heroic action at the Alamo gave the Texans time to organize the forces necessary to save their independence movement

This New Artificial Skin Can Glow, Stretch - and Walk

Most electronics can't handle pressure, and even wearable tech does not respond well when stretched to 500 percent of its original size.

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1808 - At Harvard University, the first college orchestra was founded. 

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1886 - "The Nightingale" was first published. It was the first magazine for nurses.

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1899 - Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffmann and Hermann Dresser. 

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1947 - The first air-conditioned naval ship, "The Newport News," was launched from Newport News, VA.

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1981 - Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been on the job 19 years. 

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1985 - Yul Brynner played his his 4,500th performance in the musical "The King and I." 


If You Were Born Today, March 6

You are an exceptionally hard-working individual who possesses much devotion and dedication to whatever you do. You seek balance, harmony, and beauty in your life; and you work tirelessly to achieve these things. Responsible and concerned, you do what is expected of you and more. You are gifted in the arts, but you never dismiss practical concerns. You can be driven by the fear of lacking, and you never forget your roots. Famous people born today: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Rob Reiner, Shaquille O'Neal, Ed McMahon, Tom Arnold, Connie Britton, Ellen Muth.

Picture of the day
Sari temple
Sari is an 8th-century Buddhist temple located in Tirtomartani, Kalasan,SlemanYogyakarta. The building was originally two storeys with wooden beams, floors, and stairs; all organic materials are now decayed and gone. It is suggested that the original function of this building was a vihara(Buddhist monastery).

Picture of the sun shining through the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France

Aglow in the City of Light

Photograph by Noemie Trusty, National Geographic 
Noemie Trusty submitted this stunning photo taken in the City of Light: the sun gleaming through the apex of the glass Louvre Pyramid, designed by architect I. M. Pei. “Millions of visitors from all over the world walk to the Pei Pyramide in the Louvre courtyard every year,” Trusty writes, and that’s entirely possible: Year after year, Paris is one of the most visited destinations in the world.

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thanks, sheri, for the 'swaterdress'




knit, EASTER

Patient: How much to have this tooth pulled?
Dentist: $200
Patient: $200 for just a few minutes work???
Dentist: I can extract it very slowly, if you like.

crochet, ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Cluster Stitch Cardigan

crochet flower hot pad

Dawn in the Woods Shawl

crochet, EASTER
Plush Bunny Teething Ring


Clover Deviled Eggs for St. Patrick's Day

These Clover Deviled Eggs would be a fun addition to your St. Patrick's Day celebration! Just mix up your favorite deviled egg recipe and add a little green food dye gel, I used 1.5 drops of Americolor Forest Green for six eggs. Icing tips make them look fancy but these eggs honestly come together in no time.

I started by filling the hole in the white with some yolk mixture. Then placed an icing coupler into a disposable icing bag and added a Wilton 199 tip for the circles. I suggest putting the tip about 1/8" above the egg and don't lift it while squeezing the mixture into a circle. Release pressure ~then~ lift the bag (I was still squeezing while lifting-that's not ideal). Then I changed to a Wilton 18 tip for the stems. Use any round icing tips you have, you just want the opening to be wide enough to create the petals of the clover (the 199 tip opening is about 1/4" round).
Deviled eggs are a great protein packed snack,
perfect for little Leprechauns after school or served as an appy before your corned beef and cabbage dinner.
These are best eaten the day they're made.


thanks, sally
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If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs. - John Clare

The dreaded gym class rope climb was actually an Olympic sport until the 1932 games! -------------------- The deep-sea Graneledone boreopacifica octopus cares for her eggs for up to 53 months, not eating for the entire period! -------------------- Robert Lane of New York, New York, named his two sons Winner and Loser. Winner grew up to be a criminal, and Loser became a detective. Submitted by Chester Tumidajewicz, Amsterdam, NY. -------------------- In 2008, officials spent over $100,000 to change the rotation of the Singapore Flyer observation wheel to improve its Feng shui.

"what is your name?" in Belorussian (Belarus) - Yak vas zavĂșt?

Stitches Dictionary


The World's Tallest Statues

Statues are built as celebrations of gods, historical events and important personalities. The tallest reach the sky and make you take notice of what they are commemorating. They are also works of art, and some have taken years to build. Here are some of the grandest ones ever built.

Statue of Liberty, USA
tall statues 

The Statue of Liberty is the shortest statue on this list, at just 151 feet tall. However she gains height due to her 154 foot pedestal. The statue depicts the Roman goddess of freedom Libertas, and was a gift to the United States from France in 1886.

Ten Directions Pu Xian Buddha, China
tall statues 

This dramatic gold colored 157 foot statue of the Buddha Samantabhadra can be found on Sichuan province’s Mount Emei.

Sodoshima Dai-Kannon, Japan
tall statues 

This impressive landmark in Kagawa Prefecture, houses several prayer halls, an elevator, and an observation deck. This 164-foot masterpiece honors the Buddhist goddess of mercy, Kannon.

Peter the Great Statue, Russia
tall statues 

It's ironic that there is a statue of Peter the Great in Moscow, after all he had once moved the Russian capital away from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Nevertheless, this statue still made it on our list. At 315 feet, this statue is made of copper, bronze and stainless steel.
Buddha in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
tall statues 

The spectacular statue in coastal Aluthgama, Sri Lanka is considered the tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world at 160 feet. Built in 2007 it has become one of the country’s most important tourist destinations.

Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, China
tall statues 

This breathtaking statue is the fourth tallest in the world at 354 feet, with 3 different faces representing the Guanyin. The statue is located in Nanshan Temple of Sanya.

Virgin of Peace, Venezuela
tall statues 

This concrete statue stands at 153 feet and is the tallest statue of the Virgin Mary. It is also the tallest sculpture in all of the Americas. Despite its grandeur, it does not receive many visitors.

Great Buddha of Thailand
tall statues 

Thailand’s tallest statue is not only 300 feet tall but also 210 feet wide, and is the ninth tallest statue in the world. The cement statue is painted gold to represent the Gautama Buddha, the most important figure in Buddhism.

Mother of the Motherland, Ukraine
tall statues 

The largest statue in Eastern Europe is Kiev’s 203 foot Mother of Motherland. This stainless steel structure is part of the Museum of Great Patriotic War and weighs 560 tons.

Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan
tall statues 

This 394 foot bronze statue has a 32 foot pedestal and represents the Amitabha Buddha. The structure is also fitted with an elevator, allowing visitors to enjoy a view from its observation platform.

Leshan Giant Buddha, China
tall statues 

Facing Mount Emei at the intersection of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers is the Leshan Giant Buddha. This historic statue dating back to the 7th century became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Laykyun Setkyar, Myanmar
tall statues 

At 381 feet, the Laykyun Setkyar is the world’s second tallest statue, and represents the Gautama Buddha.

Spring Temple Buddha, China
tall statues 

Boasting the title of the tallest statue on earth is the Spring Temple Buddha, which can be visited in Zhoacun, Henan. If you include the 82 foot pedestal, this Buddha stands at 502 feet. The statue represents Vairocana Buddha and overlooks a Buddhist monastery. 

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tonight, the last episode of DOWNTON ABBEY will be shown. it was just so enjoyable to watch!

thanks to patty, here is a site which has the transcripts for the show.

1 comment:

  1. A surprise to see the Pyramid today...we just visited it last night when we watched The DaVinci Code.