Daily Archives: January 3, 2020

Horoscope♉: 01/03/2020


This is a day when you could greatly benefit from spending some time outdoors in quiet reflection, Taurus. Even a half-hour’s walk through a city park will help you feel more rested and grounded. You have been working especially hard lately, and need some time to refill the well of your soul. Don’t deny yourself some downtime. Otherwise, you’re at risk of burning out.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Carnival of Blacks and Whites

Today’s Holiday:
Carnival of Blacks and Whites

The Carnival of Blacks and Whites, held each year in Pasto, Colombia, is one of the oldest Carnival celebrations in South America. The Carnival officially opens on January 4 with a parade commemorating the arrival in Pasto of the Castañeda family, presented as a zany group that includes a pregnant teenaged bride and many misbehaving children. The following day is the Day of the Blacks. Using special paints and cosmetics, revelers paint themselves and their friends black. Festivities continue on January 6 with the Day of the Whites, in which white paints and cosmetics are used. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Jakob Ludwig Carl Grimm (1785)

Today’s Birthday:
Jakob Ludwig Carl Grimm (1785)

More than just a compiler of fairy tales, Jacob Grimm was a German philologist who formulated the linguistic principle known as Grimm’s law and who, along with his brother Wilhelm, began work on a vast historical dictionary of the German language that took over a century to complete. The Brothers Grimm are best known, however, for their compilation of some 200 German folk tales, known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, that helped establish the science of folklore. How did they collect the stories? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Topsy the Elephant is Executed by Electrocution (1903)

This Day in History:
Topsy the Elephant is Executed by Electrocution (1903)

Topsy was a circus elephant at Coney Island’s Luna Park. After killing three people—at least one of whom was mistreating her at the time—in as many years, she was deemed a threat and schedule to be put down. After hanging was deemed too cruel an execution method and ruled out, Thomas Edison suggested electrocution in an attempt to further his campaign to portray alternating current electricity as dangerous. Electrocuted with 6,600 volts, Topsy died in seconds. What was “Topsy’s Revenge”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Hans Christian Andersen

Quote of the Day:
Hans Christian Andersen

Where words fail, music speaks. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Inca Road System

Article of the Day:
The Inca Road System

One of the most remarkable examples of Inca engineering was their elaborate network of roads, parts of which survive today. Log, stone, pontoon, and suspension bridges were built to span streams, rivers, and chasms, and shelters and storehouses were spaced a day’s travel apart. These were maintained by nearby villages, which also supplied messengers for their sectors. Messages or parcels could thus be carried throughout the empire quite quickly, with runners able to cover what distance in a day? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: golden duck

Idiom of the Day:
golden duck

In cricket, a batter’s score of zero after being dismissed on the very first ball he or she faces. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: hypnopedia

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) The art or process of learning while asleep by means of lessons recorded on disk or tapes.

Synonyms: sleep-learning

Usage: Hypnopedia may not be a proven learning technique, but I figure it can’t hurt to replay my professors’ lectures throughout the night just in case.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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