Daily Archives: April 29, 2018

Watch “Jennifer Nettles – Unlove You” on YouTube

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Today’s Holiday: Stockton Asparagus Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Stockton Asparagus Festival

This celebration takes place in Stockton, California, the heart of the region that claims to be the “Asparagus Capital of the Nation.” The festival began in 1986 and it now draws 80,000 spectators to the region’s various events. These include about 50 food booths in Asparagus Alley, a wine-tasting booth, a fun run (some runners wear asparagus spears in their headbands), a car show of some 200 antique and classic cars, live entertainment, and children’s activities. There’s also a recipe contest; among the past winning entries are enchiladas and lasagna made with asparagus. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, AKA Tammi Terrell (1945)

Today’s Birthday:
Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, AKA Tammi Terrell (1945)

In his rise to fame, Motown legend Marvin Gaye paired with a number of female vocalists. Among them was the young Tammi Terrell, with whom Gaye recorded several hit duets, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” During a 1967 performance, Terrell collapsed on stage and was discovered to have a brain tumor. Despite several operations, Terrell died at the age of 24, and Gaye took a lengthy hiatus from performing. Whose vocals were rumored to have replaced Terrell’s on her final album with Gaye? More…

This Day in History: Mountainside Collapses on Town in Alberta, Canada (1903)

This Day in History:
Mountainside Collapses on Town in Alberta, Canada (1903)

Before dawn on April 29, 1903, millions of tons of limestone tumbled from the face of Alberta’s Turtle Mountain onto the valley below, burying several buildings on the outskirts of the coal mining town of Frank. Though dozens were killed, only a handful of bodies were recovered from the debris. Scientists believe the slide was caused by a number of factors and speculate that another slide will likely occur. What legends about the slide arose in its aftermath and continue to persist today? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Anna Sewell

Quote of the Day:
Anna Sewell

Only ignorance! Only ignorance! How can you talk about only ignorance? Don’t you know that it is the worst thing in the world, next to wickedness? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Snake Wine

Article of the Day:
Snake Wine

Originating in Vietnam and found throughout Southeast Asia, snake wine is an alcoholic beverage bottled with a whole venomous snake inside. One variety is made by placing a large snake into a glass jar of rice wine, often with smaller snakes, and allowing it to steep. Consumed after the poisonous venom has been rendered inactive by the alcohol, snake wine is said to have medicinal properties and is billed as a cure for a range of ailments. Why is its import banned in many countries? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:
mush (something) up

To mash or crush something into a thick, soft pulp. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: deplete

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Use up (resources or materials).
Synonyms: wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, consume
Usage: We must limit our use of substances that deplete the ozone layer or we will do irreparable harm to our planet.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch