Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A list or collection of various items.|
|Usage:||Aglaya's husband was to be a compendium of all the virtues, and of all success, not to speak of fabulous wealth.|
Idiom of the Day
— To be exceptionally proficient at (doing) something.
World Embroidery Day 30 Julycelebrate the slowness of stitching and enjoy the company of needle, fabric and thread.
Judit Polgár (1976)
Polgár is a Hungarian chess grandmaster and by far the strongest female chess player in history. A prodigy from an early age, she won many youth tournaments competing against boys. In 1991, at the age of 15, Polgár became the youngest grandmaster in history at the time, earning the distinction faster than Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. She later became the first woman to be ranked in the top ten in the world, ranking as high as eighth.
The Three Weeks
The 17th of Tammuz (Shivah Asar b'Tammuz) marks the day on which the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar. The three-week period between this day and the ninth of Av is known in Hebrew as the period Ben ha-Metsarim. It is a time of mourning for the Jewish people. Restrictions include not shaving or cutting one's hair, not wearing new clothes, nor eating fruit for the first time in season. On each of the three Sabbaths during the Three Weeks, a special prophetic passage of the Old Testament, known as a haftarah, is read.
To Avoid Malaria, Try Sleeping with a Chicken at Your BedsideMalaria, mosquitoes and chicken. That's what Rickard Ignell had on his mind when he conducted his studies in Ethiopia. Malaria is a major health issue in Ethiopia, with about 5 million cases and 70,000 deaths a year.
1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
1829 - William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter.
1904 - The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis,MO.
1958 - The submarine Nautilus departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine." The mission was to be the first vessel to cross the north pole by ship. The Nautilus achieved the goal on August 3, 1958.
1962 - The "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live TV broadcast to Europe.
1984 - Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to resign the title.
The Gall stereographic projection is a cylindrical map projection first presented by James Gall in 1855. It is neither equal-area nor conformal but instead tries to balance the distortion inherent in any projection.
Photograph by Shah Zaman Baloch, National Geographic
In Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city, something has caught the attention of these women resting against a brightly painted shrine.
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Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake
reuse thread spools for photos via Craftzine
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Freshen and deodorize your mattress with baking soda.