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picture of the day: Crash of the Hindenburg


 

Crash of the Hindenburg

At 7:25 p.m. on May 6, 1937, the giant German airship Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed to the ground as it attempted to dock with a mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Carrying 36 passengers and 61 crew, Hindenburg left Frankfurt on May 4 for its first transatlantic voyage of the 1937 season. A total of 36 died when the fire ignited the 16 hydrogen-filled cells and destroyed the zeppelin in only 34 seconds. The true cause of the disaster remains a mystery, although crash investigators considered claims that Hindenburg was lost due to sabotage or an accidental charge of static electricity.

Photo: National Archives

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today’s birthday: Kaspar Hauser (1812)


Kaspar Hauser (1812)

In 1828, a teenage boy appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, carrying a letter that stated he had been placed in the care of the anonymous author as an infant. This caretaker claimed to have taught the boy reading, writing, and religion but never let him leave the house. The boy barely spoke but confirmed that he had been kept in a dark prison hole. In the following years, he sustained several mysterious injuries, and he was fatally stabbed in 1833. Who is thought to have been behind his death? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Max Horkheimer (1895)


Max Horkheimer (1895)

Horkheimer was a German philosopher and sociologist and played an important role in the development of critical theory and Western Marxism. In Eclipse of Reason and Dialectic of Enlightenment, he developed a critique of scientific positivism, and his ideas about liberation and consumer society continue to influence contemporary empirical sociologists. What did Horkheimer believe to be the cause of the ills of modern society? More… Discuss

quotation: Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Discuss

Education: Dare to listen: Leo Tolstoy — Anna Karenina {audiobook – in 5 parts}


Israeli rights group claims IDF violated rules of war with Gaza strikes — Info 24 US


2015 Golden Globes – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Full Monologue HD) Cosby


2015 Golden Globes – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (Full Monologue HD) Cosby

from Life Noggin: A BRIEF YEAR IN REVIEW OF 2014 (you wanna make time to watch this video!)


A BRIEF YEAR IN REVIEW OF 2014

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Sarbatori Fericite! ******10 years old Cotnari – Dacia de la culoarea lamaii la cea a chihlimbarului intr-o decada!******


Sarbatori Fericite! ******10 years old Cotnari – Dacia de la culoarea lamaii la cea a chihlimbarului intr-o decada!******

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Sarbatori Fericite! ******10 years old Cotnari – Dacia de la culoarea lamaii la cea a chihlimbarului intr-o decada!******

this pressed: Banned in Connecticut


Polaris was seeking the designation to allow owners to register the vehicles and use them on Connecticut roads.

The Waterbury Republican-American reports the DMV sent a letter to Polaris last week saying the Slingshot more closely resembles an automobile, a designation that would require it to meet more stringent safety standards.

The DMV has suggested Polaris go to the state Legislature to create a new classification for the vehicle.

The state definition of a motorcycle excludes vehicles that have an enclosed driver’s seat and an enclosed motor, and the Slingshot has both.

Related: Texas explains why the Polaris Slingshot missed the mark

19/12/2014 16:19 by: Fox New

via Banned in Connecticut.

A spike in my stats (#euzicasa): Multumesc de vizita: mumai bine va doresc la toti…


Multumesc de vizita: mumai bine va doresc la toti...Daca ni vreti sa faceti nici o resolutie de Anul Nou...mai bine sa pivim problema mancarii prin ochii unui personaj care are nevoie de garderoba noua...2 numere mai mari! :)

Multumesc de vizita: mumai bine va doresc la toti…Daca ni vreti sa faceti nici o resolutie de Anul Nou…mai bine sa pivim problema mancarii prin ochii unui personaj care are nevoie de garderoba noua…2 numere mai mari! 🙂

word: turpitude


turpitude 

Definition: (noun) A corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice.
Synonyms: depravity
Usage: Seeing the various turpitudes of modern society shook her faith in humanity. Discuss.

word: lucid


lucid 

Definition: (adjective) Mentally sound; sane or rational.
Synonyms: coherent, logical
Usage: Most of the time, he just muttered incomprehensibly to himself, but in his occasional lucid moments, he was an engaging conversationalist. Discuss.

Just a thought: “Captivating: Advertizing is all we are about profitsprofitsprofits


Just a thought: “Captivating: Advertizing is all we are about profitsprofitsprofits: 

Do you remember a time when the internet was full of information, but advertizement free?

Well now is just the opposite!”

Captivating Advertizing is all we are about moneymoneymoney

Captivating: Advertizing is all we are about profitsprofitsprofits

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EATING POPCORN REDUCES AD EFFECTIVENESS


Eating Popcorn Reduces Ad Effectiveness

Movie theater concessions may be pricey, but buying them could save you money in the long run. Researchers say eating popcorn or other snacks reduces the effectiveness of cinema advertising. They hypothesize that the process of chewing interferes with “subvocal pronunciation,” an automatic moving of the lips and mouth to silently pronounce the name of what is being advertised, that seems to help imprint the advertiser’s message in our minds. More… Discuss

 

Antonio Vivaldi – Mandolin Concerti



Ugo Orlandi, Dorina Frati; Claudio Scimone: I Solisti Veneti

Quotatin: W. Somerset Maugham On loss of what you value


If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: CANTER & SIEGEL POST THE FIRST COMMERCIAL MASS USENET SPAM (1994)


Canter & Siegel Post the First Commercial Mass Usenet Spam (1994)

Spam is now a ubiquitous part of the Internet, but that was not always the case. Early in the Internet age, two enterprising immigration lawyers—Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel—opened the floodgates of unwanted online commercial solicitation when they posted an ad for their services on thousands of Usenet newsgroups. Though not the first Usenet spam, the “Green Card Lottery” notice was the first to be commercial in nature and ushered in the modern era of Internet spam. What became of the duo? More… Discuss

 

Will Waikiki’s International Market Place be razed, renovated or left as is? (for a friend, following a conversation on this unique place)


Will Waikiki’s International Market Place be razed, renovated or left as is?

by: Chris Bailey
posted: Thu May 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Waikiki_International_Market_PlaceYou ask. We answer.

HAWAII Magazine reader Patricia Renze from New York, NY, writes:

What’s the status of the International Market Place renovations in Waikiki? I have spent many a happy day walking around and talking with all of the vendors. I hope the project has been shelved, as I love the Market Place just the way it is. 

Well, Patricia, you’ll be happy to know that Waikiki’s International Market Place is staying the same. For now at least. 

A $150 million overhaul of the 4.5 acre banyan-tree-shaded property in the heart of Waikiki has been postponed indefinitely, say Market Place officials. Development plans will be revisited sometime after 2010, but there’s no certainty of what will become of the open-air bazaar.

The planned redevelopment of the property has sparked protest from residents and visitors. A revitalized market place would come at the expense of the dozens of small retail booths that sell all manner of mostly foreign-made Hawaii tchotchkes—from plastic tiki statues and discount aloha wear to writhing hula girl lamps and wood carvings.

The International Market Place has been a Waikiki attraction for decades. Restaurateur Donn Beach—owner of the now long-gone Don the Beachcomber restaurant chain—once famously perched his office in the sturdy branches of the market place’s massive banyan tree. 

Since the International Market Place’s 1957 opening, there have been no major renovations to the property. The newest building on the property was erected in 1970. But property developers have coveted the shopping district’s central Waikiki location for almost as many years as the Market Place has been open.
 
Landowner Queen Emma Foundation’s latest plan for site—originally slated for a 2005 start—called for razing most of Market Place’s familiar tropical facade, making way for more upscale shops and restaurants, a storytelling center and an entertainment pavilion. Construction delays and the souring economy have stalled the project.

We’ll keep you posted on what happens next here on HawaiiMagazine.com.

Photo: International Market Place