Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

Ballroom


Ballroom

Ballroom

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

Agnolo Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano (1503 – 1572) – The Descent of Christ in Limbo detail 1552


Agnolo Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano (1503 – 1572) - The Descent of Christ in Limbo detail 1552

Agnolo Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano (1503 – 1572) – The Descent of Christ in Limbo detail 1552

BBC News: Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41003540

” Madonna of the Magnificat ” 1480-1481 detail Artist: Sandro Botticelli Period: Early Renaissance Location: Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze, Italia


” Madonna of the Magnificat ” 1480-1481 detail Artist: Sandro Botticelli Period: Early Renaissance Location: Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze, Italia

Summer retreat…you know away from summer’s heat….


Mănăstirea Râmeț, Alba Foto: Dan Kelemen


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Mănăstirea Râmeț, Alba Foto: Dan Kelemen

Veneția de Jos


Veneția de Jos

Veneția de Jos

Satan’s spawns strike again: BBC News: Marseille bus stop hit by van, one dead and driver arrested


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Marseille bus stop hit by van, one dead and driver arrested – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40998324

Today’s Holiday: Klondike Gold Discovery Day


Today’s Holiday:
Klondike Gold Discovery Day

On August 17, 1896, George Washington Carmack discovered gold at Bonanza Creek in northwestern Canada’s Yukon Territory. His discovery triggered a huge gold rush and an enormous influx of American miners and traders. To this day, mining remains the area’s most important industry. Also known as Discovery Day, this important event in Canada’s history is observed as a public holiday in the Yukon. The city of Dawson celebrates with various special events, including a parade, musical entertainment, bathtub races, and, of course, panning for gold. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Wilt Chamberlain (1936)


Today’s Birthday:
Wilt Chamberlain (1936)

One of the greatest offensive players in the history of basketball, “Wilt the Stilt” set many records and led the National Basketball Association in scoring every season from 1959 to 1965. He played in his hometown of Philadelphia with the Warriors and 76ers, and later with California’s Los Angeles Lakers. He holds the records for both most points in a single game—100—and most rebounds in a single game—55, which he achieved against his long-time rival Bill Russell. How tall was Chamberlain? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Demon Core Goes Critical (1945)


This Day in History:
Demon Core Goes Critical (1945)

The Demon Core was a plutonium core—used in nuclear testing at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico—so nicknamed because it resulted in the deaths of two scientists in separate accidents. In 1945, Harry Daghlian accidentally dropped a tungsten carbide brick onto the core, causing it to go “critical,” or achieve a chain reaction of nuclear fission. Daghlian stopped the reaction, but died from radiation poisoning a month later. What happened to the second scientist nine months later? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: John F. Kennedy


Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy

The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Kea


Article of the Day:
The Kea

The kea, a type of parrot endemic to New Zealand, is a crow-sized omnivore that typically feeds on plants, insects, and other birds. Dubbed “the clown of the mountains,” it is a curious and playful bird and has been known to fly off with small items left unguarded by their human owners. Their population has declined considerably, largely due to the fact that the New Zealand government once paid a bounty for kea bills. The birds were targeted because they occasionally prey on what large mammal? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: know (one’s) own mind


Idiom of the Day:
know (one’s) own mind

To be firmly resolute and confident in one’s ideas, intentions, plans, or opinions. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: smug


Word of the Day:
smug

Definition: (adjective) Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one’s situation; self-righteously complacent.
Synonyms: self-satisfied
Usage: On his face was the smug look of a toad breakfasting on fat marsh flies.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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