Daily Archives: January 20, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 01/20/2019


Horoscope ♉:
01/20/2019

Take a break from your daily routine and get off the treadmill today, Taurus. The world will turn without you for one day, so tune out for a while. Remember that whatever path you take is the right one. Regret is a useless emotion. Don’t even bother with it. Enjoy the present day and all the small joys it has to offer. Communicate your dreams and bring things into balance.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: Babin Den


Today’s Holiday:
Babin Den

In Bulgaria, the old women who helped deliver babies—much like the modern midwife—were called baba, or grandmother. It was widely believed that the baby received some of the baba’s wisdom, and it was customary for the baby’s parents to bring the baba flowers on a particular day each year, called Grandmother’s Day or Day of the Midwives. Eventually the children grew up, but they would continue to visit their baba each year. Most babies in Bulgaria today are born in hospitals, so the children bring flowers to the doctors and nurses who assisted at their birth. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Karl Wallenda (1905)


Today’s Birthday:
Karl Wallenda (1905)

Wallenda was a German-born US circus acrobat and founder and leader of the acrobatic troupe that came to be known as the Flying Wallendas. The group gained notoriety in Europe for its high-wire acts without a safety net before developing its most famous act—the seven-person pyramid, topped by Wallenda’s wife, Helen. The troupe traveled with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and later performed as freelancers. Wallenda continued performing until age 73. How did he die? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Death of Last Native Speaker Leads to Extinction of Eyak Language (2008)


This Day in History:
Death of Last Native Speaker Leads to Extinction of Eyak Language (2008)

Eyak is an extinct language that was spoken in Alaska, near the mouth of the Copper River. Marie Smith Jones, the language’s last native speaker, as well as the last full-blooded Eyak, died in 2008 at the age of 89. Before her death, she worked with experts to compile a dictionary that would allow future generations to revive the language. With no native speakers left in the world, Eyak became a symbol in the effort against language extinction. Which languages are the closest relatives to Eyak? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Washington Irving


Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease to excite and surprise, until at length we cannot wonder even at a miracle. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Monomania


Article of the Day:
Monomania

In the 19th century, monomania was one of seven recognized categories of mental illness. This type of mental disorder was characterized by excessive preoccupation with one thing, subject, or idea and could be classified as either emotional, meaning it involved an obsession with an emotion, or intellectual, involving a preoccupation with a single idea. Although it is no longer used as a technical term in psychology, a number of disorders once classified as monomania are now known as what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the unwashed masses


Idiom of the Day:
the unwashed masses

The broader general public, especially those of the lower and lower-middle classes. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: roughage


Word of the Day:
roughage

Definition: (noun) Coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis.

Synonyms: fiber

Usage: Fruits and vegetables should be eaten every day to ensure that one gets enough roughage in his diet.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday George Burns (1896)


Today’s Birthday
George Burns (1896)

Often remembered as a cigar-puffing nightclub entertainer who continued performing into his late 90s, Burns began his career by forming a comedy team in 1925 with Gracie Allen, whom he married a year later. They performed on radio and television, usually with Allen playing a scatterbrained wife and Burns in the role of an infinitely patient husband. Burns continued to perform after his wife’s retirement, winning an Academy Award and becoming well-known for his recurring film role as what figure? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Save the children of Romania! Watch “carpenter – Bless the Beasts and the Children” on YouTube


Bless the beasts and the children,
For in this world they have no voice,
They have no choice.
Bless the beasts and the children,
For the world can never be,
The world they see.

Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them;
Give them love, let it shine all around them.
Bless the beasts and the children;
Give them shelter from a storm;
Keep them safe;
Keep them warm.
Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them;
Give them love, let it shine all around them.
Bless the beasts and the children;
Give them shelter from a storm;
Keep them safe;
Keep them warm.
Bless the beasts and the children;
Give them shelter from a storm;
Keep them safe;
Keep them warm.
Songwriters: Barry De Vorzon / Perry L Botkin
Bless the Beasts and Children lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Gym-na-sticks: Watch “Katelyn Ohashi – 10.0 Floor (1-12-19)” on YouTube