Daily Archives: December 23, 2019

Horoscope♉: 12/23/2019


You spend much of your life serving others. Now you may reevaluate your “duty” toward them. Perhaps someone is taking unfair advantage of your good nature. Perhaps you’re finally experiencing desires that you feel you have to fulfill. Look objectively at your situation without feeling guilt, sorrow, or the fear of losing a friend. Your happiness matters, too!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Capac Raymi

Today’s Holiday:
Capac Raymi

The Capac Raymi was an Inca festival observed around the time of the December Solstice (the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere). The Inca Empire flourished in the Andean regions of South America, including Peru, Ecuador and the northern parts of Chile and Argentina during the 15th and 16th centuries, until the Spanish arrived in 1531. The Capac Raymi served as an initiation ceremony for the young men of the ruling class. When the solstice arrived, the boys’ ears were pierced in order to insert the large ear spools worn by Inca royalty. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887)

Today’s Birthday:
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887)

Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician. Extremely poor, he was largely self-taught from age 15. In 1913, he began a correspondence with English mathematician Godfrey H. Hardy that took him to England, where he made advances, especially in the theory of numbers, the partition of numbers, and the theory of continued fractions. He died of tuberculosis at age 32, generally unknown but recognized by mathematicians as a phenomenal genius. What anecdote exists about Ramanujan and the number 1,729? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Reopens (1989)

This Day in History:
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Reopens (1989)

The only remaining town gate of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate was modeled after the propylaeum of the Athenian Acropolis. Originally topped with the “Quadriga of Victory,” a statue of a chariot drawn by four horses, it was heavily damaged in World War II but was later restored. In 1961, the Berlin Wall blocked access to it for both eastern and western Germans, but it was reopened in 1989 with the reunification of East and West Berlin. The gate was the backdrop for what historic speeches? More..: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jonathan Swift

Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. More…

Article of the Day: The Lion Dance

Article of the Day:
The Lion Dance

The lion dance is a form of traditional Chinese dance in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in an elaborately decorated lion costume. Originally performed as entertainment or as part of a ceremony to disperse evil spirits and bring good luck, the dance is often performed today during cultural celebrations and incorporates movements found in most Chinese martial arts. The lion dance is often mistaken for the dragon dance. What is the difference between the two dances? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: go the way of the dinosaur(s)

Idiom of the Day:
go the way of the dinosaur(s)

To become extinct, obsolete, old-fashioned, or no longer in common use. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: thermal

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Relating to or associated with heat.

Synonyms: caloric

Usage: The scientists had not anticipated such extreme thermal conditions and were forced to delay the experiment indefinitely.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote: no one is more hated…Plato

Quote: no one is more hated...Plato

Quote: no one is more hated…Plato