Daily Archives: March 12, 2020

Horoscope♉: 03/12/2020


Be prepared for all-out combat with people today, Taurus, even though this is pretty much the opposite of your normal style. In fact, “opposite” is the name of the game for you today. Don’t be surprised if you walk into an ice cream shop wanting vanilla and all they have is chocolate. Remember to not get upset by these types of situations over which you simply have no control.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Omizutori Matsuri

Today’s Holiday:
Omizutori Matsuri

Omizutori Matsuri is marked by religious rites that have been observed for 12 centuries at the Buddhist Todaiji Temple in the city of Nara, Japan. During this period of meditative rituals, the drone of recited sutras and the sound of blowing conchs echo from the temple. On March 12, young monks on the temple gallery brandish burning pine-branches, shaking off burning pieces. Spectators below try to catch the sparks, believing they have magic power against evil. On March 13, the ceremony of drawing water is observed to the accompaniment of ancient music. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Abraham “Al” Jaffee (1921)

Today’s Birthday:
Abraham “Al” Jaffee (1921)

A regular contributor to Mad for more than 55 years, Jaffee is the satirical magazine’s longest-running contributor, as both an illustrator and writer. Since 1964, only one issue has been published without new material from Jaffee, now in his 90s. He created some of the magazine’s most popular features, such as blueprint-style inventions and his famous “fold-ins”—which he continues to draw by hand. Before joining Mad, Jaffee worked with what then-unknown comic book pioneer? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Kapp Putsch Briefly Ousts Weimar Republic Government (1920)

This Day in History:
Kapp Putsch Briefly Ousts Weimar Republic Government (1920)

The fledgling Weimar Republic was just a year old when a renegade right-wing military unit made the first serious coup attempt. The government had tried to disband the unit to comply with the Versailles Treaty—which limited military power in Germany—so the brigade took Berlin. The legitimate regime fled, and Wolfgang Kapp, a radical civil servant, formed a new government. Within days, the coup collapsed and the former regime returned, thanks to a massive swell of support from whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Robert Louis Stevenson

Quote of the Day:
Robert Louis Stevenson

This simple accident of falling in love is as beneficial as it is astonishing. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Essential Oils

Article of the Day:
Essential Oils

Known and traded since ancient times, essential oils are highly volatile organic compounds distilled from plants. Each type of oil imparts the “essence,” or characteristic odor, of the plant from which it is derived. This aroma can rarely be reproduced using synthetic components. Essential oils are used for flavoring food, scenting perfume, and in medicine. Clove oil, for instance, is used in dentistry, and eucalyptus oil as a disinfectant. What other uses do essential oils have? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have a crush on (someone)

Idiom of the Day:
have a crush on (someone)

To have a romantic infatuation with someone, especially unbeknownst to that person. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: commix

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) To bring or combine together or with something else.

Synonyms: amalgamate, mingle, unify

Usage: Chef Gordon is famous for his ability to commix unusual ingredients and create tasty, original dishes from them.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch