A day to show the difference between what men and women are paid in the US. This always falls on a Tuesday in April but official wage figures are not available until late August / September.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A brief loss of consciousness caused by a temporary deficiency of oxygen in the brain; a swoon.|
|Synonyms:||deliquium, faint, swoon|
|Usage:||She was an enormous flirt, laughing at all the men's jokes and even feigning syncope to garner their concern.|
i live with kidney disease. due to that (and that i have never been a drinker except to get on the dance floor at weddings), i share the following pics as they are funny! hope you find they give you a laugh as well.
Idiom of the Day
To press on with a task or current course of action regardless of apparent risks or dangers. Attributed to David Farragut of the United States Navy during the American Civil War, usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" The actual order (if it ever existed) was: "Damn the torpedoes! Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!
|Disneyland Paris is a resort complex located in the suburbs of Paris, France. Opened in 1992 as Euro Disney Resort, it features two theme parks, an entertainment district, and seven hotels. Initially, park attendance, hotel occupancy, and revenues fell below projections, but things began to turn around in 1995, with Euro Disney S.C.A. reporting its first quarterly profit. Today, the resort is one of Europe's leading tourist destinations.|
|A member of the French de Jussieu family of distinguished botanists, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu categorized plants into families and developed a system of plant classification. He elaborated on the system of classification of his uncle, Bernard de Jussieu, in Genera plantarum, a work which influenced later systems of classification. He was professor at the Museum of Natural History, Paris, and organized its botanical collection|
|Imagine you're choosing between two different boxes of cookies at the grocery store. One has a label informing you that you could burn off the calories in a serving by jogging for 10 minutes, while the label on the other box says you would have to jog for 20 minutes|
1606 - England adopted the original Union Jack as its flag.
1799 - Phineas Pratt patented the comb cutting machine.
1833 - Charles Gaylor patented the fireproof safe.
1877 - A catcher's mask was used in a baseball game for the first time by James Alexander Tyng.
1934 - F. Scott Fitzgerald novel "Tender Is the Night" was first published.
1938 - The first U.S. law requiring a medical test for a marriage license was enacted in New York.
1961 - Soviet Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin became first man to orbit the Earth.
1966 - Emmett Ashford became the first African-American major league umpire.
1983 - Harold Washington was elected the first black mayor of Chicago.
1988 - Harvard University won a patent for a genetically altered mouse. It was the first patent for a life form.
2002 - A first edition version of Beatrix Potter's "Peter Rabbit" sold for $64,780 at Sotheby's. A signed first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" sold for $66,630. A copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," signed by J.K. Rowling sold for $16,660. A 250-piece collection of rare works by Charles Dickens sold for $512,650.
2012 - The game Candy Crush Saga was released on Facebook.
If You Were Born Today, April 12
You are a very bright and interesting person. Your thoroughly unique spin on life is generally appreciated by others. You possess a certain amount of poise that earns respect, but you can also be very humorous and playful when the mood grabs you - and in fact, you can be quite moody and sometimes difficult to truly get close to. You are capable of making great sacrifices, and you recover quickly from reversals of fortune. Famous people born today: Tom Clancy, David Letterman, David Cassidy, Herbie Hancock, Tiny Tim.
Shearing the Rams is an 1890 oil painting on canvas by Australian artist Tom Roberts. It depicts sheep shearers plying their trade in a timber shearing shed. One of Australia's best-known paintings, it and other Australian Impressionist works gave visual expression to an emerging sense of national identity. The painting is held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Photograph by Wiesław Ślęczkowski, National Geographic
Ngapali, Myanmar, a coastal area along the Bay of Bengal, is dotted with traditional fishing villages. In this photo shared by Wiesław Ślęczkowski, the wives of Ngapali fishermen gather the fishing nets after collecting up the day’s catch. The nets are made ready for the next day's work.
knit, toe up
Hearty Tomato Soup
2 Tbsp margarine or butter
1 medium onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
1-1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups milk
2 cans condensed tomato soup
1 large can diced tomatoes
Melt margarine in 3 qt saucepan over medium heat.
Cook onion and garlic in margarine about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until onion is tender. Remove from heat.
Stir in paprika, basil and cream cheese.
Gradually stir in milk and soup.
Beat with hand beater until smooth.
Stir in tomatoes.
Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until hot.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... puzzle
Grab a paper clip if you can't quite get that bracelet fastened.
Surprising Uses for Aspirin