Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

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BBC News: California hit by ‘bombogenesis’, biggest storm in years


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California hit by ‘bombogenesis’, biggest storm in years – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39010887

Today’s Holiday:Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri


Today’s Holiday:
Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri

Hadaka Matsuri means, literally, “naked festival”. The young men who participate are naked except for traditional white loincloths known as fundoshi. Sometimes the participants in Hadaka Matsuri immerse themselves in a river beforehand to purify themselves. Occasionally several semi-naked young men will carry a mikoshi, or portable shrine, in the form of a horse, rice bale, or sake barrel into the river with them.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Yoko Ono (1933)


Today’s Birthday:
Yoko Ono (1933)

Ono is a Japanese artist, musician, author, and peace activist best known for her marriage to John Lennon of the Beatles. She was raised in Japan and the US, where she started exploring conceptual and performance art. A member of the Fluxus movement, Ono developed a reputation as an avant-garde filmmaker, conceptual artist, performance artist, and experimental musician. Her 1964 Cut Piece, a commentary on identity, gender issues, suffering, and loneliness, invited the audience to do what?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Race Car Driver Dale Earnhardt Dies in Daytona 500 Crash (2001)


This Day in History:
Race Car Driver Dale Earnhardt Dies in Daytona 500 Crash (2001)

Earnhardt was a seven-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most successful drivers when he was killed at the 2001 Daytona 500 race. In the final lap, his car veered abruptly down the track and made contact with two others before hitting a concrete retaining wall head-on at about 160 mph (258 km/h). He was killed instantly. In the wake of the tragedy, NASCAR launched an intensive safety campaign and the Florida Legislature passed the Earnhardt Family Protection Act changing what laws?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Henry Fielding


Quote of the Day:
Henry Fielding

I never reasoned on what I should do, but what I had done; as if my Reason had her eyes behind, and could only see backwards.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Star Clusters


Article of the Day:
Star Clusters

A star cluster is a group of related stars usually held together by gravity. Globular clusters are densely packed groups of hundreds of thousands of very old stars. Open clusters are smaller, scattered groups of younger stars. Until recently, astronomers wrestled with a great cosmological mystery: according to theories of stellar evolution, it appeared that some globular clusters were actually older than the universe itself. How was this paradox resolved?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:disputant


Word of the Day:
disputant

Definition: (noun) One engaged in a dispute.
Synonyms: eristic, controversialist
Usage: Other tribes of the new federation took sides with the original disputants or set up petty revolutions of their own.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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BBC News: Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea


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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38997370

BBC News: Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine attack prompts Pakistan security crackdown


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Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine attack prompts Pakistan security crackdown – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39001703