My Duck today
My Duck today
My birds on the wire today
Apple and Candle Night
This is another name for Halloween among children in the Swansea area of Wales. The traditional game of “Apple and Candle” is played by suspending a stick from the ceiling with an apple fastened to one end and a lit candle to the other. The object is to eat the apple without using hands and without getting burned by the swinging candle. To make the game more challenging, players are sometimes blindfolded and the stick is twirled around before the game begins. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
John Evelyn (1620)
From 1631 until his death in 1706, Evelyn kept a diary that is today an invaluable source of information on 17th-century British social, cultural, and political life. He corresponded frequently with Samuel Pepys, another now-famous diarist of the time. Living as a wealthy country gentleman in Deptford, he wrote about 30 books on various subjects including reforestation, vegetarianism, and numismatics. In 1661, he wrote the Fumifugium, believed to be the first book written on what topic? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
This Day in History:
Leiden University Library Opens in the Netherlands (1587)
The city of Leiden played a prominent role in the revolt that would create an independent Dutch nation. In 1575—a year after Leiden had survived a siege by the Spanish—Prince William the Silent founded a university in the city. Today, Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands. Its library, once housed in a single room, is now home to a monumental collection of books, manuscripts, maps, and letters—some of which are centuries old and very rare. What was the library’s first book? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Quote of the Day:
I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
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Idiom of the Day:
The authority and freedom to boast or brag of one’s achievements that comes from having won a contest or succeeded in some way, especially against a close rival. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Word of the Day:
Definition: (adjective) Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless.
Usage: The set-back to their hopes made them despairing and desperate.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Trump’s ex-campaign chief Manafort indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and several other financial charges.
Atmospheric levels of CO2 hit record high in 2016, UN says
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement.