Daily Archives: October 18, 2019

Horoscope♉: 10/18/2019


Horoscope♉:
10/18/2019

Someone you love dearly could provide inspiration for creative activity of some kind. You might write a song or poem about your friend, draw or paint a portrait, or cook a special meal. Don’t hesitate out of shyness or embarrassment. Your friend will be touched. Your efforts will be appreciated and contribute a great deal to the permanence of your friendship.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

This festival, highlighted by a Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, has been held since 1971 in Half Moon Bay, California. The weigh-off winner gets $5 per pound for the heaviest pumpkin; winning pumpkins have weighed in excess of 900 pounds. Other festival features are a Great Pumpkin Parade, arts and crafts, food concessions selling pumpkin bread, pumpkin crepes, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin strudel, and entertainment that includes live music, puppet shows, magicians, jugglers, clowns, and professional pumpkin carvers. There are competitions in pumpkin carving and pie eating. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (1897)


Today’s Birthday:
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (1897)

Siddiqui was a leading Pakistani scientist credited with the isolation of unique chemical compounds from various South Asian plants, particularly the neem tree. The extracts of this tree, a broad-leaved evergreen native to India and Myanmar, have been used for centuries in Asia as pesticides, medicines, and health tonics. In the 21st century, knowledge of the neem tree spread to the West, where it has been hailed as a “wonder plant,” largely due to the work of Siddiqui, who discovered what else? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Streptomycin Is First Isolated (1943)


This Day in History:
Streptomycin Is First Isolated (1943)

After coining the word “antibiotic” for bacteria-killing chemicals derived from micro-organisms, American microbiologist Selman A. Waksman, working with Albert Schatz, isolated streptomycin—the fourth antibiotic ever discovered. Waksman won the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery. Streptomycin acts by inhibiting protein synthesis and damaging cell membranes. Produced by soil bacteria, it was the first specific agent effective in the treatment of what disease? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen


Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Chulalongkorn


Article of the Day:
Chulalongkorn

Chulalongkorn was the king of Siam—now Thailand—from 1868 to 1910. Educated in part by a British governess, Anna Leonowens, he greatly advanced the Westernization that was begun by his father, King Mongkut. He departed from tradition by traveling abroad—to Singapore, Java, and India in 1871 and to Europe in 1897. He abolished slavery and introduced numerous reforms, which, along with his foreign policy, kept Siam from being colonized for decades. How many children did Chulalongkorn have? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: in donkeys


Idiom of the Day:
in donkeys

In an exceptionally long period of time. The phrase likely originated as the rhyming slang, shortened to simply “donkeys,” of “donkey’s ears” —where “ears” rhymes with “years” and alludes to the length of a donkey’s ears. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: ragbag


Word of the Day:
ragbag

Definition: (noun) A motley assortment of things.

Synonyms: farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, melange, mishmash, mingle-mangle, oddments, omnium-gatherum

Usage: The bottom drawer of the teacher’s desk contained a ragbag of confiscated items ranging from comic books to false teeth.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Watch “leonard cohen dance me to the end of love” on YouTube



Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Source: LyricFind


Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Dance Me to the End of Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Marian Hill – Breathe Into Me” on YouTube


Lyrics

I am, you’re invited
simlpy, you got to try this
just light it up and take a breath
Roll it until there’s nothing left
look in my eyes
and breathe into me
breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Taste my breath, do you like it?
what comes next, you decide it
Tease you with my finger tips
play with the haste that’s on my lips
hold me closer
and breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me

Writer(s): GONGOL SAMANTHA LEE, LLOYD JEREMY K Lyrics powered by http://www.musixmatch.com

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Horoscope♉: 10/18/2019


Horoscope♉:
10/18/2019

Someone you love dearly could provide inspiration for creative activity of some kind. You might write a song or poem about your friend, draw or paint a portrait, or cook a special meal. Don’t hesitate out of shyness or embarrassment. Your friend will be touched. Your efforts will be appreciated and contribute a great deal to the permanence of your friendship.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival

A festival of seafood, folk culture, sports, and pageants, the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival has been held since 1976 in Niceville, Florida, to celebrate the unappreciated mullet. The festival serves up 10 tons of fried and smoked mullet, plus it features beauty pageants, entertainment on stage all weekend, and arts and crafts on display. Beyond the mullet, there are samplings from the other food booths: Cajun specialties like crawfish pie, gumbo, and gator sausage; American Indian staples of fried bread and pasole; barbecued rabbit; and stingray on a stick. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Thomas Love Peacock (1785)


Today’s Birthday:
Thomas Love Peacock (1785)

Peacock was an English writer whose comic and satirical novels—which contain some of his best poems—parody the intellectual pretenses of his age. His best-known work, Nightmare Abbey, satirizes the English romantic movement and contains characters based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and his close friend Percy Bysshe Shelley. After Shelley’s death, Peacock became his literary executor. Peacock died at the age of 80 from injuries sustained while trying to save what from a fire? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Alaska Formally Transferred from Russia to US (1867)


This Day in History:
Alaska Formally Transferred from Russia to US (1867)

In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $7,200,000. The purchase was accomplished solely through the determined efforts of US Secretary of State William H. Seward, and for many years afterward the land was derisively called “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox” because of its supposed uselessness. It was not until after the discovery of gold in the Juneau region in 1880 that Alaska was given a governor and a local administration. When did Alaska become a state? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Eliot


Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug; but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Sterile Insect Technique


Article of the Day:
The Sterile Insect Technique

The sterile insect technique is a method of biological control in which millions of sterile insects are released into the wild to reduce the population of future generations through mating that does not produce offspring. It is often used to control the populations of insects that spread disease to humans or livestock. Repeated release of sterile insects can eventually eliminate a population. The technique has been successfully used to eradicate what insect in areas of North America? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: Doctors make the worst patients.


Idiom of the Day:
Doctors make the worst patients.

It is difficult to give people help or advice on something in which they are professionals, because they often feel as though they already know better than anyone else how to handle the situation or perform a given task. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: equitation


Word of the Day:
equitation

Definition: (noun) The sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements.

Synonyms: horseback riding

Usage: Arthur and Jennifer debated the finer points of equitation as they rode side by side across the field.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch