Drop everything, pick up a pencil and draw – and then share your art! Drawing Day (sometimes referred to as Pencil Day) encourages us to spread the joy of drawing, and to share our creations with the wider community.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A light boat propelled by sails or oars, formerly used as a tender for merchant and war vessels.|
|Synonyms:||ship's boat, cutter, tender|
|Usage:||Seated upon the projection formed by the hull of the pinnace, I inhaled the salt breeze with delight.|
Idiom of the Day
A vain or hypocritical pretense of holding a low or humble opinion of oneself, one's abilities, or one's circumstance so as to encourage others to say the opposite.
|Liberace began playing piano at the age of 4, and by 16, he had appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He soon began giving concerts in flamboyant costumes with ornate pianos, and though he occasionally performed with symphony orchestras, he built his career primarily upon popular music. Hugely successful, he hosted a television variety series, and, in later years, performed frequently in Las Vegas.|
|The day after Whitsunday (Pentecost) is known as Whit Monday. The week that includes these two holidays, beginning on Whitsunday and ending the following Saturday, is called Whitsuntide. In the period from 1835 to just after the Civil War, Whit Monday was referred to as the "Dutch Fourth of July" in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where rural people came to eat, drink, and be entertained. In Lenhartsville, another Pennsylvania Dutch town, Whit Monday was known as Battalion Day, and it was characterized by music, dancing, and military musters.|
|One day in January, Eric Wilson dashed off a message to the teaching assistants for an online course at the Georgia Institute of Technology. "I really feel like I missed the mark in giving the correct amount of feedback," he wrote, pleading to revise an assignment.|
1866 - The U.S. Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to be minted.
1881 - In Germany, the first electric tram for the public started service.
1888 - The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc was demonstrated by Emile Berliner.
1920 - Joan of Arc was canonized in Rome.
1929 - The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood.
1946 - Jack Mullin showed the world the first magnetic tape recorder.
1965 - Spaghetti-O's were sold for the first time
1975 - Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
1985 - Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.
1988 - A report released by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop declared that nicotine was addictive in similar was as heroin and cocaine.
2000 - U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated to run for U.S. Senator in New York. She was the first U.S. first lady to run for public office.
A NASA video showing the launch of STS-134, the penultimate mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program and the 25th and last spaceflight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. Led by the mission commander Mark Kelly, this flight delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier to the International Space Station. The first launch attempt, on 29 April 2011, was canceled due to problems with two heaters on one of the orbiter's auxiliary power units (APU); a second, successful attempt was made on 16 May 2011. The shuttle landed for the final time on 1 June 2011.
On the Prowl
Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James
A camera trap caught this ocelot on a nighttime prowl. Ocelots weigh up to 33 pounds; their diet includes rodents, lizards, sloths—and, according to an indigenous hunter and farmer who lives in the Peruvian national park where this photo was taken, his chickens.
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Pair earrings by attaching them to buttons, that way one never gets lost.