Daily Archives: August 24, 2014

American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix – seattlepi.com


Lazy Vizsla really doesn’t like mornings…


Lazy Vizsla really doesn’t like mornings…

Oscar the vizsla being woken up by the alarm on Easter Monday. Watch Oscar the Vizsla’s reaction in the new video here: http://youtu.be/K4avqgmfmoE.

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Want to help this amazing breed? Consider donating to Vizslamentés, a rescue group in Budapest, Hungary that rescue all vizsla and pointer breeds: https://www.facebook.com/VizslamentesUK

Thanks to the Reddit community for the views and comments:
Dog is awoken by alarm clock, and reacts about the same as a human in the morning: http://redd.it/2e3nos

this pressed from The Independent and MPR: Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits San Francisco Bay Area in biggest quake since 1989 – Americas – World – The Independent


Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits San Francisco Bay Area in biggest quake since 1989 – Americas – World – The Independent

A photo provided by Lyall Davenport shows damage to a building in Napa, Calif., early Sunday.

Strong Quake Causes Injuries, Damage, Outages In Northern Calif.by Scott Neuman August 24, 2014 7:20 AM ET (the two way breaking news from MPR)


Cambodia’s growing rat meat trade

Cambodia’s growing rat meat trade http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28863315

Voices from a WW1 prison camp

Voices from a WW1 prison camp http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28771145

Rest in peace Richard Attenborough. Great words, as ever.

this pressed from USA Today: Report: Britain IDs man in video of Foley’s death

Report: Britain IDs man in video of Foley’s death.

‘The Mundaneum, is an archive with more than 12 million index cards, created in 1910. (Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) August 24, 2014)

Highlights from the August 2014 Issue of the Mayo Clinic: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

sant, sant, sant… cugetare poetica de George-B ©Always ( The smudge and other poems)

sant, sant, sant… cugetare poetica de George-B ©Always

Sant capitanul  barcii
Care nu mai ia apa,
ca apa i-a trecut de mult peste cap…

Sant subacvatic, fara sa fi fost un submarin-plutesc intre ape
Din adancuri  bradisul ma tine pe umeri, ma leagana si-mi canta
Sant doar un vis, acum,
cu barca far-de vasle, si apa rece la inceput de seara tomnateca,
ma misca, si ma frînge.

Fara busola,
fara compass,
privesc bulele de gaz ce se ridica din adancul verde…
printre brotacii noi sant doar un capitan pribeag,
sortit sa fie intre ape, nici jos pe fund, nici pe la aer…
doar asa, ca un suspin, intre ape grele si usoare,
de la amiaza pana-n luna plina,
sant, sant, sant…

ISIS battles Twitter and the militants are winning, thanks to Diaspora : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times


Libya militias accuse parliament

Libya militias accuse parliament http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28920956

Israel closes Gaza’s Erez crossing

Israel closes Gaza’s Erez crossing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28919687

Iraq militants fail to take refinery

Iraq militants fail to take refinery http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28917609

Methane vents bubble up off US coast

Methane vents bubble up off US coast http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28898223

Protest over New York choke death

Protest over New York choke death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28917255

Iran ‘shoots down Israeli drone’

Iran ‘shoots down Israeli drone’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28920361

DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths

DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28922290

US journalist released in Syria

US journalist released in Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28922601

Earthquake rocks northern California

Earthquake rocks northern California http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28918600

Ukraine rebels parade seized troops

Ukraine rebels parade seized troops http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28919683

Libya Islamists Seize Tripoli Airport as Parliament Duel Set – Businessweek


Britain ‘very close’ to identifying ‘Jihadi John’ – suspected killer of James Foley – says ambassador – Telegraph


today’s holiday: World Bog Snorkelling Championship

World Bog Snorkelling Championship

Peat bogs are areas of wetlands that are plentiful around the United Kingdom, so in the 1980s folks in the small town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, decided to make annual, if wacky, use of one. They clear a 60-yard path through the black, smelly waters of the Waen Rhydd peat bog outside town. Competitors must traverse the trench twice using any but standard swim strokes. Snorkels and flippers are required wear. A newer event takes place in the same bog in July—the World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championship. More… Discuss

quotation: It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. Jane Austen

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

today’s birthday: Duke Kahanamoku (1890)

Duke Kahanamoku (1890)

Kahanamoku, known as the “Big Kahuna,” was an Olympic champion swimmer who is generally credited with introducing the modern sport of surfing to the West, starting with Australia and California about 1912. He revolutionized sprint swimming with the flutter kick and became the first person to be inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame and the Surfing Hall of Fame. On dry land, he had a brief movie career and was sheriff of Honolulu, Hawaii. He won admiration for what heroic act in 1925? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Potato Chips First Prepared (1853)

Potato Chips First Prepared (1853)

Before they became a mass-produced snack food, potato chips were chef-cooked restaurant fare. It is believed that chef George Crum created the original potato chip recipe at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York. In an attempt to please an unhappy customer, Crum decided to slice the potatoes very thin, fry them until crisp, and season them with extra salt. The customer was delighted, and thus “Saratoga Chips” were born. According to some accounts, who was the difficult customer? More… Discuss

Postpartum Depression Breastfeeding Link

Postpartum Depression Breastfeeding Link

Breastfeeding can have major benefits for new moms, but it can also pose challenges that make a difficult period in a woman’s life even harder. Among women who plan to breastfeed and go on to do so, the risk of developing postpartum depression is halved. However, those who struggle and find themselves unable to nurse see their risk of postpartum depression more than double. The data, researchers say, highlight the importance of supporting new mothers, particularly those who have trouble breastfeeding, as they navigate this period of their lives. More… Discuss

The Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam

Located on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam is 726 feet (221 m) high and 1,244 feet (379 m) long. It was built between 1931 and 1936 by the US Bureau of Reclamation and was named for President Herbert Hoover in 1947. In addition to supplying a great deal of hydroelectric power, the dam provides for flood control, river regulation, and improved navigation. In 1985, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. What was the dam called before it was named for Hoover? More… Discuss

word: quench


Definition: (verb) To satisfy (one’s thirst, desires, etc.).
Synonyms: slake, allay, assuage
Usage: He stopped to quench his thirst at a stream. Discuss.

Protest over New York choke death

Protest over New York choke death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28917255

Earthquake rocks northern California

Earthquake rocks northern California http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28918600