Daily Archives: December 28, 2018

Hands games: is it a se ret code, or just general himan behavior? Anybody wants to corward a guess?

Watch “Nouela – The Sound of Silence (Amazing cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s song)” on YouTube

Today’s Holiday: Russian Winter Festival Moscow

Today’s Holiday:
Russian Winter Festival Moscow

The Russian Winter Festival is a festival of arts and a time of holiday partying largely in Moscow, Russia, and somewhat less grandly in other cities of the former Soviet Union. In Moscow, there are circuses, performances of Russian fables for children, and other special theatrical presentations as well as traditional outdoor parties with troika (sled) rides, folk games, and dancing around fir trees. On New Year’s Eve, children wait for gifts from “Grandfather Frost”—who wears a red robe and black boots and has a white beard—and his helper, Snow Girl. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Pío Baroja y Nessi (1872)

Today’s Birthday:
Pío Baroja y Nessi (1872)

Considered the foremost Spanish novelist of his time, Baroja was part of the Generation of ’98, a group of writers who, in the face of defeat in the Spanish-American War, proclaimed a moral and cultural rebirth for Spain. He wrote almost 100 novels, including 11 trilogies and, perhaps his most ambitious project, a 22-volume cycle about a 19th-century insurgent. Baroja’s writings largely concern the intellectual and political climate of his homeland. What career did he give up to be a writer? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Messina Earthquake (1908)

This Day in History:
The Messina Earthquake (1908)

Messina is a busy seaport and commercial center in northeastern Sicily, Italy, opposite the Italian mainland. On the morning of December 28, 1908, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Messina, followed by a 40-foot (12-meter) tsunami. About 80,000 people were killed, and at least 90 percent of Messina’s buildings, including its churches and palaces, were destroyed. Afterward, the city was completely rebuilt under standards for quake-resistant construction. What happened to the survivors? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Alexandre Dumas

Quote of the Day:
Alexandre Dumas

All for one, one for all. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Sublime

Article of the Day:
The Sublime

Derived from a Latin term meaning “uplifted,” the word “sublime” is used to describe something of overwhelming greatness, grandeur, or beauty. In aesthetics—the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty—the concept of the sublime was first developed in On the Sublime, a landmark treatise on literary criticism traditionally attributed to the Greek philosopher Longinus. Why do some philosophers believe that beauty and the sublime are two different things? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: there and back

Idiom of the Day:
there and back

Taking the distances to the end point and back to the beginning together as a single sum. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: bestir

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) To cause to become active.

Synonyms: rouse

Usage: If nobody knows the address, you must still bestir yourself in trying to find it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch