Daily Archives: November 26, 2016

G. K. Chesterton: An English Writer

G. K. Chesterton: find out more about him :


Today’s Holiday:Lopburi Monkey Banquet

Today’s Holiday:
Lopburi Monkey Banquet

Yongyuth Kijwattananuson first offered this banquet to the long-tailed macaque monkeys who live in the city of Lop Buri, Thailand, in 1988, to thank them for making his hotel so attractive to visitors. It has since become an institution, especially for the hundreds of monkeys who normally spend their time begging and stealing food from townspeople and tourists. Dozens of chefs prepare numerous dishes featuring fruit and vegetables on tables covered with red tablecloths. The monkeys eventually approach the tables to feast on the offerings, playing and throwing food in the process.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Chaim Weizmann (1874)

Today’s Birthday:
Chaim Weizmann (1874)

A Russian-born chemist, Weizmann became a British subject in 1910, developed a process for creating a synthetic acetone to be used in the manufacture of explosives in 1912, and was director of the British admiralty laboratories for much of WWI. An active Zionist, Weizmann helped negotiate the 1917 Balfour Declaration pronouncing British support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. When the republic of Israel was eventually founded, he was elected its first president. What is the Weizmann organism?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Harvey Milk and George Moscone Are Assassinated (1978)

This Day in History:
Harvey Milk and George Moscone Are Assassinated (1978)

After gaining a following as a leader of San Francisco’s gay community, Milk was elected to the city’s Board of Supervisors in 1977, becoming one of the first openly gay elected officials in US history. In 1978, he and Moscone, the city’s mayor, were shot and killed in City Hall by Dan White, a former city supervisor. White’s conviction on the less serious charge of voluntary manslaughter sparked riots in the city. What now infamous defense did White’s attorneys present at his murder trial?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Gilbert Chesterton

Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something; destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Graphology

Article of the Day:

Used to evaluate job recruits, potential jurors, and romantic partners, graphology is the study and analysis of handwriting, especially in relation to human psychology. Supporters cite anecdotal evidence for its accuracy in personality evaluation, but empirical studies have often failed to prove its validity. Among its most controversial forms, medical graphology uses handwriting analysis to evaluate patient health. What do proponents of holistic graphology claim John Wayne’s signature revealed?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:foramen

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An opening or orifice, as in a bone or in the covering of the ovule of a plant.
Synonyms: hiatus
Usage: The tribe made necklaces by passing string through the foramens of fang-shaped bones.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

BBC News: Mosul Christians: IS are ‘grandsons of Satan’

Mosul Christians: IS are ‘grandsons of Satan’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38097488

BBC News: Switzerland votes on nuclear power phase out process

Switzerland votes on nuclear power phase out process – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38120559

81 thoughts I had while watching the first three episodes of ‘Jessica Jones’



Huangshan, Anhui, China.Photo by @golden_heart

Apache Women and Children Prisoners with Two Soldiers. 1881.

Apache Women and Children Prisoners with Two Soldiers. 1881.

The amazing promise of adult stem cells, and how the Church supports it :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


BBC News: Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro ‘brutal dictator’

Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro ‘brutal dictator’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38118739



Today’s Birthday:Mary Edwards Walker (1832)

Today’s Birthday:
Mary Edwards Walker (1832)

Walker was an American surgeon and feminist. She served as a nurse in the Union army in the American Civil War, before being commissioned as an assistant surgeon. She was the first woman to serve in such a capacity and was awarded the Medal of Honor for her service. Walker remains the only woman ever to receive this award. After the war, she was active in the struggle for women’s rights, lecturing and writing on such issues as dress reform and women’s suffrage. Why was her medal revoked in 1917?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:University of Notre Dame Is Founded (1842)

This Day in History:
University of Notre Dame Is Founded (1842)

Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, the University of Notre Dame was established and opened in 1842 and chartered in 1844. Famous for its football team, it has a noted law school and computing center as well as laboratories for research in botany, radiation, geology, metallurgy, and engineering. It also operates important research institutes in the humanities. The school was founded by French priests and was originally given the name L’Université de Notre Dame du Lac, which means what?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Along the River During the Qingming Festival

Article of the Day:
Along the River During the Qingming Festival

Often called “China’s Mona Lisa,” Along the River During the Qingming Festival is a 17-ft (5.2-m) long panoramic painting that depicts life during the Song dynasty. The subject of several similar works painted over the next few hundred years, the 12th-century original depicts 814 people in a bucolic countryside and busy city and reveals some of the nuances of class structure at the time. Why do some scholars question the traditionally accepted translation of the painting’s name?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:obtuse

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
Synonyms: dumb, slow, dense, dim, dull
Usage: Though he was generally regarded as obtuse by his fellow students, his math scores were the highest in the class.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Leaked Docs Allege U.S. Gov Armed and Funded Yemeni Forces | The Federalist Papers