Daily Archives: December 14, 2018

Watch “Nina Simone: The Last Rose Of Summer (Subtitulada en español)” on YouTube


Asbestos in talc: of course JOHNSON &JOHNSON KNEW FOR DECADES!


Check out @Reuters’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1073641269036019712?s=09

Musique que vivrais toujours: Watch “Dalida – Le Temps Des Fleurs” on YouTube


Today’s Holiday: Halcyon Days


Today’s Holiday:
Halcyon Days

The ancient Greeks called the seven days preceding and the seven days following the Winter Solstice the “Halcyon Days.” Greek mythology has it that Halcyone (or Alcyone), Ceyx’s wife and one of Aeolus’s daughters, drowned herself when she learned her husband had drowned. The gods took pity on her and transformed them both into kingfishers. Zeus commanded the seas to be still during these days, and it was considered a period when sailors could navigate in safety. Today, the expression “halcyon days” has come to mean a period of tranquillity, often used as a nostalgic reference to times past. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: George VI, King of Great Britain and Ireland (1895)


Today’s Birthday:
George VI, King of Great Britain and Ireland (1895)

The subject of the Academy Award-winning 2010 film The King’s Speech, George VI became king of the United Kingdom following the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII. George was an important symbolic leader of the British people during World War II, supporting the wartime leadership of Winston Churchill and visiting armies on the battlefield. He earned the respect of his people by scrupulously observing the responsibilities of a constitutional monarch and by overcoming what disability? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the day: Miguel de Cervantes


Quote of the day:

Miguel de Cervantes:

Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse. More…

Quote of the Day: Miguel de Cervantes


Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Phineas Gage


Article of the Day:
Phineas Gage

Gage was a railroad worker whose incredible survival of a traumatic brain injury played a seminal role in the study of localization of brain function. In 1848, Gage was blasting rock to clear the way for a new rail line when an explosives accident caused a large metal rod to shoot through his face, brain, and skull. Remarkably, Gage was conscious, walking, and talking within minutes. However, his personality allegedly underwent a radical transformation. What were some of the reported changes? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: take a telling-off


Idiom of the Day:
take a telling-off

To be scolded, rebuked, or reprimanded, as for a wrongdoing. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: sanctify


Word of the Day:
sanctify

Definition: (verb) Render holy by means of religious rites.

Synonyms: hallow, bless, consecrate

Usage: Though they are comfortable with the fact that their marriage has not been sanctified in a Christian church, their parents are not.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch