Monthly Archives: February 2019

Watch “Don McLean – American Pie (Good quality)” on YouTube


A long long time ago
I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died
So
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die
Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Do you believe in rock and roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
Well, I know that you’re in love with him
‘Cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died
I started singin’
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die
Now, for ten years we’ve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rolling stone
But, that’s not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me
Oh and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned
And while Lennon read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died
We were singin’
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
And singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast
Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance
‘Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?
We started singin’
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
And singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die
Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
‘Cause fire is the devil’s only friend
Oh and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan’s spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died
He was singin’
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die
I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I’d heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn’t play
And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken
And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died
And they were singing
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die
They were singing
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
Songwriters: Don McLean
American Pie lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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Watch “Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat (Lyrics)” on YouTube


It’s four in the morning, the end of December
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New York is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening

I hear that you’re building your little house deep in the desert
You’re living for nothing now, I hope you’re keeping some kind of record
Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?
Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You’d been to the station to meet every train, and
You came home without Lili Marlene
And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobody’s wife
Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well, I see Jane’s awake
She sends her regards
And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I’m glad you stood in my way
If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Well, your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free
Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried
And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Sincerely, L Cohen
Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Famous Blue Raincoat lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Mozart – Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626” on YouTube


Horoscope ♉: 02/28/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/28/2019

Are you satisfied with your current career, Taurus? If not, start by making a plan. There are specific steps that you can follow to take the greatest advantage of the available opportunities. Consider visiting career-related websites or ask a career counselor for advice. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. See what you can find, and move toward a more fulfilling future.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Matronalia


Today’s Holiday:
Matronalia

Also known as the Matronales Feriae, the Matronalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of Juno, the goddess of women. It was observed on March 1, the day on which her temple was dedicated. The Matronalia celebrated not only the sacredness of marriage as an institution but the peace that followed the first marriages that took place between Roman men and Sabine women. It was customary for married women to form a procession to Juno’s temple, where offerings were made to the goddess. At home, women received gifts from their husbands on this day and held feasts for their female slaves. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Frédéric Chopin (1810)


Today’s Birthday:
Frédéric Chopin (1810)

Chopin was a Polish composer and one of the great masters of Romantic music. He published his first composition at age seven and began performing at eight. He moved to Paris when he was 21 and became a celebrity with his first concert the following year. Among the most significant composers in the history of the piano, Chopin’s innovations in fingering, use of the pedals, and general treatment of the keyboard were highly influential. With what French writer did he have a long relationship? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Rio de Janeiro Is Founded (1565)


This Day in History:
Rio de Janeiro Is Founded (1565)

With a population of about 6 million, Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city and former capital of Brazil, as well as the country’s cultural center and a commercial, communications, and transportation hub. It has one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors, surrounded by low mountain ranges whose spurs extend almost to the waterside, dividing the city. Among its natural landmarks are Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado peak. Rio was popularized by the hit song about the girl from where? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry James


Quote of the Day:
Henry James

In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Brittle Bone Disease


Article of the Day:
Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Brittle Bone Disease

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a group of connective-tissue diseases characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones. A genetic disorder for which there is no known cure, OI is generally inherited but can also result from an individual mutation. Of the various forms of OI, Type II is the most severe. Babies with OI Type II, if not stillborn, are born with fractures and suffer severe bone deformity; most die shortly after birth. What can be done to reduce the incidence of fractures? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a lot on (one’s) plate


Idiom of the Day:
a lot on (one’s) plate

A lot to do. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: delude


Word of the Day:
delude

Definition: (verb) To deceive the mind or judgment of.

Synonyms: cozen, deceive, lead on

Usage: You cannot delude me into believing that you ate your vegetables, because I saw you feeding broccoli to the dog!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Lindsey Buckingham – Don’t Look Down [1992]” on YouTube


Diamonds in the sunset, now your time has come.
Pretty yellow bird fly away into the sun.
Don’t Look Down!
Down.
Do Not Look Down!
Down.
Now spread your broken wings and learn how to fly.
Take your diamonds from the sun, wipe the tear from your eye.
Don’t Look Down!
Down.
Do Not Look Down!
Down.
Woah oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh.
Woah oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh.
Woah oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh.
Woah oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh.
Woah oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh.
Woah oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Ooooooohhh.
When the candles burn down, worlds turn to stone.
That’s when you’ve got to fly, fly away home.
Don’t Look Down!
Down.
Do Not Look Down!
Down.
Don’t Look Down!
Down.
Do not look down!
Down.
Don’t Look Down.
Don’t Look Down!
Do Not Look Down!
Get outta town!
Follow the sound!

Songwriters: BUCKINGHAM LINDSEY
Instrumental Introduction/Don’t Look Down lyrics © Now Sounds Music, KOBALT MUSIC COPYRIGHTS SARL

Horoscope ♉: 02/27/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/27/2019

This is an excellent day to express your natural creativity, Taurus. The arts will likely be very important to you. You may find that nothing brings you more pleasure on days like this. Consider putting this to good use by painting, sculpting, doing crafts, or whatever you like. You will find that engaging in creative activities with a focus on giving may be the perfect thing for you.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Paczki Day (Thusty Czwartek)


Today’s Holiday:
Paczki Day (Thusty Czwartek)

Paczki Day is a day in early to mid-February in Poland and the United States on which a rich, jelly- or crème-filled doughnut is traditionally eaten in anticipation of the 40 days of fasting required during the religious season of Lent. In Poland, the observance of Paczki Day is known as Thusty Czwartek, or Fat Thursday; in the United States, Polish-Americans celebrate Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, which signals the beginning of Lent. Paczki are made of dense, rich dough that is deep-fried and may be filled with fruit-flavored jam or crème. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel (1915)


Today’s Birthday:
Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel (1915)

Mostel was an American comic actor who combined a large paunch with acrobatic grace and an expressive face. He initially worked both on Broadway and in film but was blacklisted in Hollywood for his political views and worked primarily in New York City theater after 1955. He had lead roles in the musicals A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof. In 1968, he starred in the Oscar-winning Mel Brooks film The Producers. What was Mostel’s real name? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme Is Assassinated (1986)


This Day in History:
Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme Is Assassinated (1986)

Palme served as prime minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and from 1982 to 1986. In 1971, he led Sweden’s rejection of a bid for membership in the European Community. A pacifist, he criticized US policy in the Vietnam War, creating a diplomatic rift that ended in 1974. Palme also opposed the nuclear arms race and South African apartheid. He was assassinated in 1986, and his murder remains unsolved. What did US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reportedly say about his relationship with Palme? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: W. Somerset Maugham


Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

Conscience is the guardian in the individual of the rules which the community has evolved for its own preservation. It is the policeman in all our hearts, set there to watch that we do not break its laws. It is the spy seated in the central stronghold of the ego. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Guanyin


Article of the Day:
Guanyin

A popular Mahayana Buddhist deity, Avalokitesvara is the bodhisattva—enlightened being who defers Nirvana to help others—of infinite compassion and mercy. He is said to be the creator of the fourth world, the actual living universe. In Tibetan Buddhism, he is thought to be reincarnated in each Dalai Lama to preserve Buddha’s teachings. However, in China and Japan, his gender became ambiguous, and he evolved into the goddess of mercy known as Guanyin. How does Guanyin differ from Avalokitesvara? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a lick with the rough side of the tongue


Idiom of the Day:
a lick with the rough side of the tongue

Severe criticism and/or a stern reprimand. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: acquirement


Word of the Day:
acquirement

Definition: (noun) An ability that has been acquired by training.

Synonyms: skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition

Usage: They were consequently much dissatisfied, and ready for any employment in which their talents and acquirements might be turned to better account.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope ♉: 02/26/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/26/2019

If you feel cautious today, Taurus, don’t be alarmed. This can be a good thing, Taurus, as you can be too trusting at times or forget to take care when going into something new. Use a little caution in everything you do to keep safe. This is true with relationships, too. Give a little more thought and time to things to help you choose more wisely.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia


Today’s Holiday:
Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia

The Carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia, continue for an entire week and include music, dancing, eating and drinking, and offerings to Pachamama, or Mother Earth. The highlight is the parade that begins with a series of vehicles carrying items made from gold and silver. Next are the Diablos, costumed with horns made from plaster; the Incas and the Tobas, who perform war dances; the llama drivers, or llameros; followed by the Callahuallas, or witch doctors. The parade ends with the entry of all into the church for a mass in honor of the Virgen del Socavón. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Steinbeck (1902)


Today’s Birthday:
John Steinbeck (1902)

Steinbeck was an American writer perhaps best remembered for his strong, Pulitzer Prize-winning sociological novel The Grapes of Wrath, which is widely considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century. His later novels include Cannery Row, The Pearl, and East of Eden. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. One of Steinbeck’s last works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue about a road trip across America. Who was Charley? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Carbon-14 Discovered (1940)


This Day in History:
Carbon-14 Discovered (1940)

Carbon-14 is a radioactive isotope of carbon having a mass number of 14 and a half-life of approximately 5,700 years. It occurs naturally, arising from cosmic rays, and is used as a tracer in studies of metabolism and in radiocarbon dating—a method of determining the age of carbonaceous, once-living material. Carbon-14 was discovered by Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben at the University of California Radiation Laboratory, but its existence had been predicted six years earlier by whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry James


Quote of the Day:
Henry James

In art economy is always beauty. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Encyclopédie


Article of the Day:
Encyclopédie

Published under the direction of Denis Diderot, Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers—Encyclopedia, or Classified Dictionary of Sciences, Arts, and Trades—was one of the principal works of the Enlightenment. Inspired by the success of E. Chambers’s British Cyclopaedia; or An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, the first 17 of an eventual 35 volumes were published between 1751 and 1765. Who were some of its notable contributors? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: you’ve got me


Idiom of the Day:
you’ve got me

I don’t know the answer to your question. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: purlieu


Word of the Day:
purlieu

Definition: (noun) An outer adjacent area of any place.

Synonyms: environs

Usage: These skulking visitors would keep about the purlieus of the camp until daylight; when, on the first stir of life among the sleepers, they would scamper off until they reached some rising ground.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope ♉: 02/26/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/26/2019

If you feel cautious today, Taurus, don’t be alarmed. This can be a good thing, Taurus, as you can be too trusting at times or forget to take care when going into something new. Use a little caution in everything you do to keep safe. This is true with relationships, too. Give a little more thought and time to things to help you choose more wisely.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Kuwait Liberation Day


Today’s Holiday:
Kuwait Liberation Day

After Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s troops invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990, several countries in the United Nations formed a military coalition—including troops and equipment from the U.S., France, and Britain—to force them out. Operation Desert Storm began on January 17, 1991, and for five weeks, U.S. and British air forces relentlessly bombed Baghdad. This was followed by four days of a ground war, which resulted in Hussein’s troops leaving Kuwait. February 26 is a national holiday in Kuwait celebrating the end of Iraq’s military presence in Kuwait. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Victor-Marie Hugo (1802)


Today’s Birthday:
Victor-Marie Hugo (1802)

Hugo was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist. The son of a general, he was an accomplished poet before age 20. With his verse drama Cromwell in 1827, he emerged as an important figure in Romanticism. His best-known novels are The Hunchback of Notre Dame, an evocation of medieval life, and Les Misérables, the story of the convict Jean Valjean. Their immense popularity made him the most successful writer in the world at that time. Why was Hugo forced into exile in 1851? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The February 26 Incident (1936)


This Day in History:
The February 26 Incident (1936)

The February 26 Incident was an attempted military coup in Japan launched by a radical faction of the Imperial Japanese Army that sought to stamp out corruption and poverty in rural Japan by assassinating certain elder statesmen. Before the coup was suppressed, the rebels managed to briefly occupy the center of Tokyo and kill several leading politicians, including the finance minister. The prime minister, however, survived thanks to a case of mistaken identity. Who was killed in his place? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: W. Somerset Maugham


Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Molotov Cocktail


Article of the Day:
The Molotov Cocktail

A Molotov cocktail is a makeshift bomb made of a breakable container, often a glass bottle, that is filled with flammable liquid and given a simple fuse, which is lit just before it is hurled at a target. It was named for Vyacheslav Molotov, a Soviet statesman who negotiated the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany. A communist from 1906, he changed his name from Skriabin to Molotov—which means “hammer”—to escape imperial police. Why was the weapon named for him? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: you shouldn’t have


Idiom of the Day:
you shouldn’t have

A message of thanks for a (usually unexpected) gift. Can be used sincerely or sarcastically. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: gleeful


Word of the Day:
gleeful

Definition: (adjective) Full of high-spirited delight.

Synonyms: elated, joyful, jubilant

Usage: As he spoke his boyish face was wreathed in a gleeful smile, and his voice had an exultant ring.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Tango – Scent of a woman – dance me to the end of love” on YouTube


Watch “Kevin Garrett – Refuse (Official Audio)” on YouTube


Watch “George Enescu: Rapsodia Română nr. 1 în La major şi Rapsodia Română nr. 2 în Re major” on YouTube


Watch “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Best Version Ever)” on YouTube


Watch “Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1- Sir Neville Marriner, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra” on YouTube


Watch “Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 – Sir Neville Marriner Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra” on YouTube


Watch “Tears turn into rivers: Thank you Koko for spreading awareness of sign language, we will be missed” on YouTube


Watch “Tears turn into rivers: Thank you Koko for spreading awareness of sign language, we will be missed” on YouTube


Horoscope ♉: 02/24/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/24/2019

Watch out for the green-eyed monster today, Taurus. It can rear up before you can say “jealousy.” Most situations that cause these feelings are born out of insecurity. If you aren’t secure in your job, relationship, or family, and feel threatened by someone, it’s time to take a look at the cause. Why you don’t feel as solid as you could? What’s causing the insecurity? Look for the answers.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Ayyam-i-Ha


Today’s Holiday:
Ayyam-i-Ha

Also known as Days of Ha, the Ayyam-i-Ha are intercalary days (extra days inserted in a calendar) in the Baha’i calendar. The calendar is made up of 19 months of 19 days, plus the period of four days added between the 18th and 19th months, which allows for the year to be adjusted to the solar cycle. The days are set aside for rejoicing, hospitality, gift-giving, special acts of charity, and spiritually preparing for the Baha’i fast from March 2-20. The new calendar was inaugurated by Mirza Ali Mohammad, known as the Bab, founder of the Babi religion from which the Baha’i faith emerged. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: George Harrison (1943)


Today’s Birthday:
George Harrison (1943)

Harrison was a British rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known as a member of the Beatles from 1962 to 1970. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the Beatles’ main songwriters, Harrison, “the quiet Beatle,” generally wrote or sang lead on a few songs per album. His later compositions included hits such as “Here Comes the Sun” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” After the band’s breakup, Harrison released what song that became the first number-one single by an ex-Beatle? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First Pan American Games Are Held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1951)


This Day in History:
First Pan American Games Are Held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1951)

The Pan American Games is a multi-sport event open to competitors from all nations of the Western Hemisphere. Patterned after the Olympic Games and sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, the games are held every four years in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games. Argentina took home more medals than any other country in the first Pan American Games, however, the US has since become the overall medal leader, with a current total of 3,915. Who lights the Pan American torch? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert


Quote of the Day:
Gustave Flaubert

A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The History of Surgery


Article of the Day:
The History of Surgery

Though administering anesthesia to surgical patients only became common practice in the mid-19th century, operations have been performed since prehistoric times, when sharpened flints served as surgical instruments and trepanation—the oldest operation for which evidence exists and one involving drilling a hole in the skull—was used to treat a host of maladies. Early civilizations also developed amputation, cauterization, and suturing techniques. When did the practice of cosmetic surgery develop? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch