Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

Today’s Holiday: Koledouvane


Today’s Holiday:
Koledouvane

Koledouvane is the ritual singing of Christmas carols that takes place in Bulgaria each year on December 24 and 25. The koledari, or “carol singers,” go from house to house and wish people good health and prosperity. Although their dress and ornaments differ from region to region, the koledarka, a long oak stick covered with elaborate carving, is a traditional accessory. A similar ritual, called Sourvakari, is carried out on New Year’s Day. They have survived as separate celebrations, even though they are closely related in meaning. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876)


Today’s Birthday:
Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876)

An Indian Muslim politician, Jinnah was the founder and first governor-general of Pakistan. Early in his career, he fervently supported the Indian National Congress and advocated Hindu-Muslim unity, but he eventually became convinced that a Muslim nation distinct from Hindu India was needed to protect Muslim interests in the dying days of the British Raj. Jinnah’s firm stand and widespread Hindu-Muslim riots forced the issue, and Pakistan was created in 1947. How long did he lead the new nation? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Hirohito Becomes Emperor of Japan (1926)


This Day in History:
Hirohito Becomes Emperor of Japan (1926)

Hirohito was the longest reigning Japanese monarch, ruling from 1926 to 1989. During his reign, militaristic Japan entered World War II and bombed Pearl Harbor. After the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, Hirohito pushed for surrender. He then broke the precedent of imperial silence by making a national radio broadcast to announce Japan’s surrender. After World War II, Hirohito changed the importance of the monarchy when he renounced what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Karl Marx & Frederick Engels


Quote of the Day:
Karl Marx & Frederick Engels

A new machine invented in England deprives millions of Chinese workers of their livelihood within a year’s time. In this way, big industry has brought all the people of the earth into contact with each other, has merged all local markets into one world market, has spread civilization and progress everywhere. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Triumph of Death


Article of the Day:
The Triumph of Death

Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel earned the nickname “Peasant”—a reference to the subjects of his artwork—painting cheerful scenes of daily life. However, in 1562, he displayed a taste for the macabre with The Triumph of Death, a panoramic landscape of death and destruction wrought by hordes of skeletons that has been interpreted as an allegorical depiction of the horrors of war. What board game is depicted in the painting? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the next best thing


Idiom of the Day:
the next best thing

Something that is as good a substitute as possible for that which is really desired or best suited. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: inedible


Word of the Day:
inedible

Definition: (adjective) Not suitable for food.

Synonyms: uneatable

Usage: Though it may look delicious, plastic fruit is inedible and should be used for display only.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

They read the stars and saw the miracle coming: Adoration of the Magi by Sandro Botticelli (1475)


They read the stars and saw the miracle coming: Adoration of the Magi by Sandro Botticelli (1475)

Moses. Between 1513_1515. Details. High Renaisance. Rome,Italy. By Michelangelo,1475_156 Italian Artist. San Pietro in Vincoli,Rome,Italy. Art #Art#Painting #Classic #Renaissance #Moses #Michelangelo#Italy#Painter#Church #Prophet#


Moses.
Between 1513_1515.
Details.
High Renaisance.
Rome,Italy.
By Michelangelo,1475_156
Italian Artist.
San Pietro in Vincoli,Rome,Italy.

Art #Art#Painting #Classic #Renaissance #Moses #Michelangelo#Italy#Painter#Church #Prophet#

Ave Maria: Watch “Ave Maria – Luciano Pavarotti” on YouTube


Merry Christmas: Watch “Adeste fideles – Venite Adoremus – Pavarotti” on YouTube


How to breathe for health!


Check out @WebMD’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/WebMD/status/1077255372359036929?s=09

❗ BINE DE ȘTIUT! ❗ Motivul pentru care s-a produs deraierea de astăzi! Trenul avea viteza de 58 de km/oră unde limta era de 65 de km/oră.


❗ BINE DE ȘTIUT! ❗

Motivul pentru care s-a produs deraierea de astăzi!
Trenul avea viteza de 58 de km/oră unde limta era de 65 de km/oră.
Ruptura de șine din imagini a cauzat nefericitul incident care s-ar fi putut transforma într-un nou ,,COLECTIV,,!
65% din rețeaua feroviară este considerată nesigură, fiind cunoscute de către cei de la CFR Infrastructură peste 15.000 de zone de risc major pe întreaga rețea unde oricând se poate produce o tragedie! În tot acest timp parlamentarii PSD și ALDE au fost interesați numai de salvarea corupților! Aceasta este realitatea cruntă, ascunsă populației, pe care nimeni din conducere nu vrea să o facă cunoscută!

Haideți să o scoatem NOI la lumină!

Today’s Holiday: Christmas Eve Bonfires


Today’s Holiday:
Christmas Eve Bonfires

St. James Parish, Louisiana, has a popular Cajun tradition that takes place before Christmas and dates back to the 1880s. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, local residents work together to collect materials and to construct bonfires. Then, on Christmas Eve, nearly 100 bonfires are ignited before a large crowd. Fire chiefs give a signal at 7:00 p.m., and the fire-tenders simultaneously ignite the fires. The event draws thousands of revelers to the area for the bonfires as well as a series of pageants, music performances, and cook-offs accompanying the main event. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Georges-Marie Guynemer (1894)


Today’s Birthday:
Georges-Marie Guynemer (1894)

A top French fighter ace during World War I and a national hero, Guynemer shot down 53 enemy planes and survived being shot down several times before he presumably died in a firefight on September 11, 1917. During an engagement that fateful day, Guynemer’s plane disappeared, reportedly shot down by a German pilot who was himself killed in action weeks later. To ease the blow of the loss of their young hero, French schoolchildren were taught that what had happened to him? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Tangiwai Rail Disaster (1953)


This Day in History:
The Tangiwai Rail Disaster (1953)

On December 24, 1953, an overnight express train from Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand, was crossing a rail bridge over the Whangaehu River near Tangiwai when the bridge collapsed, sending the engine and first five carriages into the river. The sixth car teetered on the edge, giving a passersby and a guard time to save passengers before it plummeted into the river. Fortunately, the last five carriages remained on the tracks. What had weakened the bridge just minutes before the train arrived? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch


Quote of the Day:
Victor Hugo

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Solar Core


Article of the Day:
The Solar Core

The Sun converts five million tons of matter into energy every second by nuclear fusion reactions in its highly compressed core, producing neutrinos—subatomic particles with extremely low mass—and solar radiation. The small amount of this energy that penetrates Earth’s atmosphere provides the light and heat that support life. The temperature of the solar core is close to 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius). How hot is the surface of the Sun? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the end of (one’s) rope


Idiom of the Day:
the end of (one’s) rope

A point of utter exhaustion or exasperation; a point or state at which one has no more patience, endurance, or energy left. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: natation


Word of the Day:
natation

Definition: (noun) The act or art of swimming or floating on water.

Synonyms: floating

Usage: Prolonged natation will cause the skin on your hands and feet to swell and wrinkle.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch