Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Of, relating to, or resembling rock, especially in hardness; stony.|
|Usage:||The veterinarian removed several rounded, petrous objects from the animal's wound.|
Idiom of the Day
A humorous directive for a driver to take one home directly and without delay.
Apple Lisa Launched (1983)
In 1983, after five years of development, Apple released the Lisa, the first personal computer with a graphical user interface. Although the Lisa was a commercial failure—due in part to its initial price tag of $9,995—it had a significant impact on the computer industry. It is often rumored to have been named after the first daughter of Apple's Steve Jobs, though several acronyms have been ascribed to the name.
James Watt (1736)
|A largely self-taught Scottish engineer and inventor, Watt greatly impacted the Industrial Revolution with his development of the Watt engine. Asked to repair a model of Thomas Newcomen's steam engine, he instead made improvements to it that resulted in a new type of engine. One such design enhancement, the separate condenser, radically improved the power, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of steam engines. The watt, a unit of power, is named for him.|
Bonfim Festival (Festa do Bonfim)
There is a church in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, known as Our Lord of the Happy Ending (bonfim). Today during the Bonfim Festival, hundreds of Brazilian women dress in the traditional white dresses of colonial Bahia and form a procession to the church. The bahianas balance jars of water, scented with blossoms, on their heads. The washing of the steps at Bonfim Basilica on the second Thursday after Epiphany is the highlight of the festival.
Shark Switches to Asexual Reproduction, Gives Male-Less Birth
|Did you know that sharks can reproduce asexually? It's true -- female sharks can produce offspring without a contribution from a male shark. This is called parthogenesis, and has been observed in frogs, fish, lizards, plants, insects and birds, to name|
Shark switches to asexual reproduction, gives male-less birth
1883 - Thomas Edison's first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, NJ.
1907 - The first film reviews appeared in "Variety" magazine.
1915 - George Claude, of Paris, France, patented the neon discharge tube for use in advertising signs.
1937 - Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record. He flew from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
1953 - Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV, as Lucy Ricardo, of "I Love Lucy," gave birth to a baby boy.
1977 - U.S. President Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino (the "Tokyo Rose").
2006 - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was launched. The mission was the first to investigate Pluto.
2013 - In Scottsdale, AZ, the original Batmobile for the TV series "Batman" sold at auction for $4.6 million. It was the first of six Batmobiles produced for the show.
You are a very competent Capricorn. If today is your birthday, your personality is that of a hard working, intelligent, reliable and loyal individual but that is just on the exterior. On the inside, you struggle with doubt and insecurity. You ask yourself questions like, “Did I say that wrong?“, or “Was I over the top?." Also born on this day Desi Arnez, Jr., Paula Deen, Janis Joplin, Dolly Patron, Robert E Lee, Robert Palmer, Edgar Allan Poe, Katey Sagal, Lil Scrappy, Jean Stapleton, Shawn Wayans.
1. Top 10 facts about January
1. The Anglo-Saxons called January “Wulfmonath” as it was the month hungry wolves came scavenging at people’s doors.
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Petra Martić (b. 1991) is a tennis player from Split, Croatia. Beginning her career as a junior in 2006, Martić turned professional in 2008. She reached a career high of World No. 42 in 2012 in women's singles.
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