Daily Archives: December 7, 2013

Quotation: Charles Dickens

Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues—faith and hope.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: CAMILLE CLAUDEL (1864)

Camille Claudel (1864)

A skilled French sculptor in her own right, Claudel is best remembered for being a student, collaborator, model, and mistress of famed sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two had a tumultuous affair that began to crumble in the 1890s, and Claudel, who suffered from mental illness, became increasingly unstable and reclusive. She was committed in 1913 and remained institutionalized until her death 30 years later. Her work is highly valued by collectors, but little of it survives today. Why is this?More… Discuss



Shooter Opens Fire at Damageplan Concert, Killing Four (2004)

Not long after American heavy metal band Pantera disbanded and two of its founding members, brothers “Dimebag” Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott, formed the band Damageplan, the group released its debut album. Sadly, it would also be its last. During a concert in Columbus, Ohio, later that year, former US Marine Nathan Gale went on a shooting rampage, killing Darrell along with a fan, a roadie, and a security guard before being fatally shot by a police officer. Why did Gale do it?More… Discuss



AIDS Cure Hopes Dashed

Two American men who, it had been hoped, had been cured of HIV with a b one marrow transplant are unfortunately still infected with the virus. Following their respective transplants, which were performed to treat a type of blood cancer known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, HIV dropped to undetectable levels in their blood. After several years, the men discontinued their antiretroviral therapy, and for months they continued to appear HIV-free. However, 12 weeks after the first patient stopped therapy and 32 weeks after the second patient did the same, signs of HIV returned. More… Discuss



Joseph Jagger: The Man Who Broke the Bank

Before Mick Jagger strutted with the Stones, fellow Brit Joseph Jagger brought fame to the surname in 1873 when he won two million francs at the Beaux-Arts Casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Jagger began his scheme by hiring six clerks to record the outcomes of six of the casino‘s roulette wheels. They discovered that nine numbers came up more frequently than the others on one of the wheels. How did the casino respond when Jagger put his plan into action and began racking up winnings? More… Discuss


Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Mona Lisa – Nat King Cole

Gândul zilei

Adevarat a grait Mircea!

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124/R455, Piano: Harumi Hanafusa

李斯特 第一號鋼琴協奏曲
Liszt, Franz 
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124/R455
1. » Allegro maestoso
2. » Quasi adagio
3. » Allegro marziale animato

Piano: Harumi Hanafusa
鋼琴: 花房晴美

Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
指揮: 華爾貝格

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Catrin Finch – Lisa Lan (Celtic Harp Tune)

Catrin Finch – Lisa Lan (Celtic Harp Tune)
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Welsh Folk tune. Alaw werin Gymreig

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For a Heartache/For Loss: Susan Enan – Bring On The Wonder featuring Sarah McLachlan.

I can’t see the stars anymore living here
Let’s go to the hills where the outlines are clear

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

I fell through the cracks at the end of our street
Let’s go to the beach, get the sand through our feet

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls for too long

I don’t have the time for a drink from the cup
Let’s rest for a while ’til our souls catch us up

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls, so hang on

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long.

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome

An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss


Mary Toft Admits That She Did Not Really Give Birth to Rabbits (1726)

Toft, an English servant, had a bizarre 15 minutes of fame in 1726 when she convinced doctors that she had given birth to a litter of rabbits. At age 25, Toft suffered a miscarriage. About a month later, she appeared to go into labor and proceeded over the next few weeks to “birth” several animal parts along with nine baby bunnies. The episode was attributed to a fascination with rabbits that Toft had developed during her pregnancy—until it was revealed to be a hoax. How had she pulled it off? More… Discuss


Microsoft Gives Technical Support a Whole New Meaning

Researchers at Microsoft have developed an unusual device to help women maintain their waistlines: a “smart”bra. The prototype has embedded sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to track the wearer’s mood and could send an alert to a smartphone when they detect a risk of emotional eating. Microsoft claims it has no plans to market the weight-management device commercially. Rather, it says, the project was part of a greater effort to develop technologies that can detect and react appropriately to people’s moods. More… Discuss



Humans fear wasps for their sting, but some insects, like caterpillars, have a different reason to be wary: they are little more than prey to the more than 50,000 species of parasitoid wasp in the family Braconidae. Most braconids kill their hosts with viruses that suppress the immune system and allow the wasp’s eggs to grow inside a host undetected. These polydnaviruses are actually produced by the wasps using viral genes that were integrated into their DNA how many million years agoMore… Discuss