Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A feeling of ill will arousing active hostility.|
|Synonyms:||bad blood, animosity|
|Usage:||Dorothea had observed the animus with which Will's part in the painful story had been recalled more than once.|
Idiom of the Day
To be in a time or period of great success or wellbeing; to be doing very well.
Garry Kasparov Becomes Youngest World Chess Champion (1985)
|In the 1984 World Chess Championship, 1980 World Junior Champion and international grandmaster Gary Kasparov faced reigning world champion Anatoly Karpov. The longest title match in chess history, it was aborted after 5 months of play and 48 games, after chess officials concluded that it was taking too great a psychological and physical toll on Karpov, who was leading but appeared likely to lose. Kasparov won a rematch 6 months later, becoming the youngest world champion ever.|
Stanford White (1853)
|White was an American architect and a designer of jewelry, furniture, and interiors. In 1880, he formed an architectural firm with Charles F. McKim and William R. Mead that soon became the most famous in the country, known especially for its seaside mansions. He enjoyed a lavish lifestyle before being shot to death at Madison Square Garden—which he had designed—by Harry Thaw, the husband of the showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, with whom White had had an affair.|
To Find Life on Mars, NASA Starts Looking in Hawaii
The search for Martian life will soon take NASA to an unexpected swath of rocky landscape – Mauna Ulu, Hawaii.
Why search for life on Mars begins in Hawaii
1857 - The "Atlantic Monthly" first appeared on newsstands and featured the first installment of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
1911 - George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.
1963 - "Louie, Louie" was released by the Kingsmen.
1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco. John Lennon was on the cover.
1982 - Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a boxing commentator for NBC.
1984 - A bronze statue titled "Three Servicemen," by Frederick Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
READER'S HOLIDAY INFO
RENEGADE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Nov 12 - 13, 11am - 6 pm
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RCF is coming to New York City, and we’re bringing sleighs full of holiday cheer! Polish off your holiday shopping in one go as you experience a warm weekend full of unique handcrafted items by modern Makers, hands-on DIY workshops, exciting features and special events, festive seasonal food + drink, and more!
Niagara Falls, from the American Side is a painting by the American artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900). Completed in 1867, and based on preliminary sketches made by the artist at Niagara Falls and on a sepia photograph, it is the third of a series of paintings Church made of this famous landmark. The painting is now in the collection of the Scottish National Gallery.
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Technicolor Crazy Scarf
Concert Seats for SeniorsAn old man lay sprawled across three entire seats at a concert.
When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the old man,
"Sorry sir, but you're only allowed one seat."
The old man didn't budge.
The usher became more impatient.
"Sir, if you don't get up from there I'm going to have to call the manager."
Once again, the old man just muttered and did nothing.
The usher marched briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager.
Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the old disheveled man, but with no success.
Finally they summoned the police.
The officer surveyed the situation briefly then asked, "All right buddy what's your name?"
"Fred," the old man moaned.
"Where you from, Fred?" asked the police officer.
With a terrible strain in his voice, and without moving, Fred replied;
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Going Round in Circles
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Duct Tape Wallet
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... fun
“ I will continue to freak out my children by knitting in public. It's good for them.”
INTERESTING (FUNNY/ODD) PRODUCTS
Things You Never Knew You Could Fix with Nail Polish
Smooth out slightly splintered wood