Monday, July 18, 2016

Get Out of the Doghouse Day July 18, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Get Out of the Doghouse Day

In trouble with somebody you care about? Get Out Of The Doghouse Day is like a ‘get out of jail free card’ from the game Monopoly – use it to apologize, mend hurts and get back to normal.

Sue Beatrice

Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct.
Usage:The old prince, like all fathers indeed, was exceedingly punctilious on the score of the honor and reputation of his daughters.

Fairy Tale Book Sculptures

Idiom of the Day

good going

 — An informal expression of praise for having done something well. (It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.)

Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures 


Robert Hooke (1635)

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Hooke was a prolific English physicist, mathematician, and inventor. He was a geometry professor and the curator of experiments for the Royal Society. An architect as well, he played a major role in the surveying and rebuilding of London after the 1666 fire. Considered the greatest mechanic of his age, he made myriad improvements to astronomical instruments and timepieces.

Marine Day (Umi no Hi)

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This holiday was established in 1941 to mark the return of Meiji the Great (1852-1912), Japan's 122nd emperor, from the northern island of Hokkaido in 1876. The vessel that transported the emperor, the Meiji-Maru, has been preserved as a national treasure and is open for public viewing on Marine Day. With the festival's new focus on marine environmental issues, organizations take advantage of the day to raise awareness by scheduling seaside cleanups and other special events. For Japanese schoolchildren, Marine Day also marks the beginning of their summer vacation. 

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock the History of the Universe

What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes

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1743 - "The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad. 

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1936 - The first Oscar Meyer Wiener-mobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL

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  • 1931 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched

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1953 - Elvis Presley recorded "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. It was his first recording.

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  • 1966 Carl Sagan turned 1 billion seconds old

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1995 - The oldest known musical instrument in the world was found in the Idrijca River Valley in Slovenia. The 45,000 year-old relic was a bear bone with four artificial holes along its length. 


If You Were Born Today, July 18
While you are very companionable and thrive in a partnership, you are also highly independent in nature, freedom-loving, and success-oriented. You are sentimental and in some ways surprisingly traditional, but your thinking is progressive. You can be known for your powerful mind, and also for your quirks! You are very loyal by nature, particularly in close relationships, but you still very much need for a relationship to grow and evolve. Famous people born today: Nelson Mandela, Vin Diesel, John Glenn, Kristen Bell, James Brolin, Elsa Pataky.

Picture of the day
God Speed
God Speed is a painting by British artist Edmund Leighton which was completed in 1900. It depicts an armored knight leaving for war and leaving his beloved, who ties a red sash around his arm. A griffin on the banister of the stairs is a symbol of strength and military courage. The painting was exhibited in the Royal Academy of Arts in 1900. It is now held in a private collection.

Picture of men chatting on an overlook in the Sarawat Mountains

Friends in High Places

Photograph by Abdullrahman Almalki, National Geographic 
While men chat on a perch in the Sarawat Mountains, sun rays create a dramatic sky over the valley below. Photographer Abdullrahman Almalki says the view “[overlooks] the city of Mecca,” Islam’s holy city.



knit, child



thanks, shelley, for the next four pics






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We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. - Rudyard Kipling

Fowl Play! Live pigeon shooting was an event at the 1900 Olympics. -------------------- Honey bees traveling in large swarms are mostly harmless—they are looking for a new home and have no hive to protect! Submitted by Jordie Rutlefge, Sanford, FL -------------------- Winston Churchill’s mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, had a snake tattooed on her wrist!

thanks, sheri
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Static cling? Use a safety pin to eliminate it.

amazing animal pom poms
how to make your own animal pom poms

artist and author: Tsuasa Kuroda

page must be translated


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