Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) One who has a political appointment in the government.|
|Usage:||They viewed the placeman as a colorless bureaucrat.|
Idiom of the Day
To consider someone to be extraordinary, the best, or exceptionally wonderful.
MTV Is Launched (1981)
MTV is an American cable television network that was originally created to broadcast videos of pop and rock musicians. It quickly gained a wide following, and soon virtually all major pop and rock performers were making videos to be aired on MTV. In the 1990s, MTV diversified its programming, airing game shows, cartoons, sitcoms, documentaries, and reality shows. The network has had a profound impact on both the music industry and popular culture.
first music videos on mtv:
The very first video to be shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.
Herman Melville (1819)
Neglected for much of his career but now considered one of the greatest American writers, Melville was born into an impoverished family and had little formal schooling. He sailed for the South Seas on a whaler in 1841, jumped ship after 18 months, and spent the next 2 years on various Pacific islands. His popular first novels were based on these adventures. His masterpiece, Moby-Dick, is both an intense whaling narrative and a symbolic examination of US democracy.
Stranger than Fiction: Ants that Look like the Dragons in 'Game of Thrones'
Sometimes reality is more imaginative than fiction. Itty-bitty versions of two of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons actually exist outside of the "Game of Thrones" TV series in a more mundane form: They're ants.
1774 - Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestley.
1779 - Francis Scott Key was born. He was an American composer, attorney, poet, and social worker. He wrote a poem called "Defence of Fort McHenry" that became the lyrics to the song "Star-Spangled Banner."
1790 - The first U.S. census was completed with a total population of 3,929,214 recorded. The areas included were the present states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia
1873 - Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car. The design was done for San Francisco, CA.
1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford.
1907 - The U.S. Army established an aeronautical division that later became the U.S. Air Force.
1960 - Chubby Checker's "The Twist" was released.
1971 - "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" was debuted on CBS-TV.
1973 - The movie "American Graffiti" opened.
1993 - Reggie Jackson was admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Soldiers Playing Cards and Dice (also known as The Cheats), c. 1618–1620, by Valentin de Boulogne (c. 1590 – 1632). Born in Coulommiers, France, Valentin was the son of a painter and studied in Italy under Simon Vouet.
Photograph by Jakir Hossain Rana, National Geographic
Seen from above, a small boat travels the Buriganga River, thick and dark with pollution, in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Though the water is filled with human and industrial waste, millions depend on it for their livelihood and transportation. “The Buriganga is economically very important to Dhaka,” Jakir Hossain Rana writes. “Launches and country boats provide a connection to other parts of Bangladesh.”
this is one i do as a small gift, etc. love it in variegated, too !
A Dutch baby is a light, fluffy breakfast food similar to a popover. Served simply with powdered sugar and lemon wedges, fruit compote, or syrup.
Author: Kat Jeter
Recipe type: Breakfast
- ¾ cup flour
- ¾ cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp butter
- Place butter in a cast iron pan.
- Put the pan in oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
- While the oven is preheating mix the other ingredients in a bowl using a whisk.
- When oven is preheated and the butter is melted pour in the batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Add your toppings and serve.
Cinnamon Apple Ring Doughnuts
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
Apples (I used Honeycrisp apples)
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
Cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle over doughnuts
1. Peel, core, and slice your apples. mine are about 1/2 inch thick. If you are using a deep fryer, turn it on now and get it to about 375 degrees F.
2. Mix the egg, milk and oil in a bowl.
3. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Combine with wet mixture.
4. Dip your apples in the patter making sure they are fully covered. The batter is pretty thick, but if you find it is not sticking to your apple slices, try patting them dry with some paper towel,
5. Drop the battered apples in the fryer for about 3 minutes or until crispy and brown.
6. Pull them from the fryer and quickly sprinkle a mixture of sugar/cinnamon.
I also got about 10 doughnuts from the batter
These super easy bangles can made with supplies you probably already have at home and will end up being your favorite summer bangles!
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