Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A supplier of victuals or supplies to an army.|
|Usage:||The sutler loaded his mule with provisions and followed the army.|
The Morning After The Zoo's Annual New Year's Party ...
Idiom of the Day
To have or be in control, especially of a group, project, or situation.
Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote Is Published (1605)
A founding work of modern Western literature, Cervantes's Don Quixote presents a profound picture of the divide between idealistic and realistic world views. A burlesque of chivalric romances, it was an immediate success. In 1614, a spurious Part II was published by an unidentified author who insulted Cervantes in his prologue. Offended, Cervantes responded by publishing his own Part II, which some literary critics consider superior to Part I.
Eric Henry Liddell (1902)
Liddell was a Scottish athlete and missionary. Because of his Christian convictions, Liddell refused to run track events on Sundays, a decision that forced him to withdraw from his best event, the 100-meter sprint, during the 1924 Paris Olympics. Instead, he ran the 400 meters, winning the gold medal and breaking the existing world record. His story is depicted in the Academy Award-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire.
This is one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines, held in Kalibo, the capital city of the province of Aklan. Originally falling on the Feast Day of Santo Niño, the celebration combines Christian and non-Christian elements. During the present-day festival, revelers cover their skin with soot and wear Ati costumes that are patchworks of coconut shells, feathers, and fronds. They converge on the main streets, pound their spears, and repeatedly dance a two-step dance. From a distance, the celebrants look like a solid mass of people lurching in a frenzied rhythm.
The Curious Case of the Hyolith, an Ancient 'Ice Cream Cone' That's Found a HomeIt has spent some 175 years homeless, wandering many paths of taxonomy without a single branch to call its own.
The Curious Case Of The Hyolith, An Ancient 'Ice Cream Cone' That's Found A Home
1759 - The British Museum opened.
1866 - Mr. Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate.
1896 - The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, IA.
1920 - The motion picture "The Kid" opened.
1938 - Benny Goodman and his band, plus a quartet, played at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1964 - "Hello Dolly!" opened at the St. James Theatre in New York City.
1976 - The TV show "Donny & Marie" premiered on ABC-TV.
1970 - Buckminster Fuller, the designer of the geodesic dome, was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.
1996 - Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show.
1998 - NASA officially announced that John Glenn would fly aboard the space shuttle Discovery in October.
1. Martin Luther King History
Martin Luther King Day celebrates life and accomplishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK promoted Civil Rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. He is perhaps best known for his 'I have a dream...' speech in 1963. He was assassinated in 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. day became a federally recognized holiday in 1983. The first year this holiday was observed was 1986, and not by all states. In 2000, it became a nationally observed holiday in all states. Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes place on the third Monday of January each year.
Martin Luther King Facts & Quotes
- Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was 35 years old, which made him the youngest Peace Prize winner at that time.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Top Events and Things to Do
follow sally through her adventures in quilting
A panoramic view of Taurus–Littrow taken in December 1972, during the Apollo 17 lunar mission. This lunar valley is located on the near side of the Moon, along a ring of mountains on the southeastern edge of Mare Serenitatis. Toward the right, geologist-astronaut Harrison Schmitt prepares to take a sample. Data collected on Apollo 17 show that the valley is composed primarily of feldspar-rich breccia in the large massifs surrounding the valley and basalt underlying the valley floor, covered by an unconsolidated layer of regolith, or mixed materials, formed by various geologic events.
The Gathering pattern by Kalurah Hudson
knit - VALENTINE'S DAY
crochet - vintage crochet pattern book - a few KNIT patterns, too
crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY
Heart Throb Blanket
Add A Secret Ingredient To Your Slow Cooker
For The Most Delicious Pulled Pork
Fluffy Nutella Mousse
Vaseline Alternate Uses
1. Protect your pets’ cracked paws – If your pet is suffering from dry or cracked paws, rub on some Vaseline and message it into the paw. It’s best to do this after a walk.
2. Prevents mishaps when painting your nails – If you hate having to clean up after you apply nail polish, rub some Vaseline around the nail to prevent the polish from adhering to that surface.
3. Helps heal sunburns – Sunburns are unpleasant at best and painful at worst. Apply Vaseline to the burnt areas to help them heal faster and prevent the skin from cracking and peeling.
4. Prevents chafing – If you suffer from chafing and don’t have talcum powder accessible, you can apply a little Vaseline to the chafing area to protect it.
5. Hides split ends – No time to go to the hair stylist? Use a little Vaseline on your split ends to hide them.
Science says you get your intelligence from your mama
you can bet i have already called my kids about this!
If your mother has ever praised you for being the most intelligent human being on the planet, she was also unknowingly commenting on how smart she is, too!
In a study done by the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in the Glasgow, Scotland, researchers interviewed almost 13,000 kids ages 14 -22 every year since 1994. Other factors like skin color, socio-economic status, and education were taken into consideration.
This helped researchers find that “the best predictor of intelligence was the IQ of the mother and that the ratio of young people’s intelligence varied only an average of 15 points from that of their mothers.”
However, Psychology Spot reports that 40 – 60% of intelligence is hereditary and the remaining percentage depends on environment, personal characteristics, and stimulation. Basically, if you (or your child) have a high IQ but aren’t challenging yourselves on the regular, your “intelligence will disperse,” so it’s important to work out your mind just like you would any other part of your body!